Amazon reportedly wants Marshawn Lynch for Thursday Night Football role


Beast Mode could potentially be a fixture on Thursday Night Football.

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Amazon is eyeing former running back Marshawn Lynch for a studio role in its pre- and post-game coverage.

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Lynch is one of the more eccentric personalities in the game and made headlines earlier this year when he appeared on ESPN’s “Manningcast” and dropped an F-bomb during his appearance.

Per Marchand, Amazon could use Lynch to conduct interviews and do reports on the cities each game is taking place in as a way to best utilize his personality and sense of humor.

Of course, Amazon has a little more freedom than ESPN, so Lynch does not necessarily have to censor himself which would certainly draw plenty of people to tune into him.

Meanwhile, Amazon has also reportedly been interested in pairing Al Michaels and Troy Aikman as its play-by-play team in the booth, although no final decisions have been made.

Drew Brees and Cris Collinsworth have also been reported as potential options in the booth as well.

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