Currently serving as a commentator and occasional in-ring talent for WWE, Pat McAfee is reportedly in sports-related discussions with Amazon.
At present, Pat McAfee can be found every week as half of Friday Night SmackDown’s announce team alongside Michael Cole. McAfee brings a new edge to the position, which was seriously needed to replace the often mundane and forced commentary style WWE has previously enforced.
Despite this, it’s being reported that Pat is in discussions with Amazon to provide coverage of Thursday Night Football when the new season begins later this year. This was reported by The Post, who’ve also reported that the two parties are currently in talks to bring The Pat McAfee Show – his daily talkshow that currently airs on both YouTube and SiriusXM – to Amazon Prime Video.
Intriguingly, without giving too much away, McAfee cryptically tweeted earlier in the week that he was “100% up to something”. Kirk Herbstreit, who’s already been hired by Amazon to call their games, jokingly replied, asking if he was “finally coming” to College GameDay.
Let’s all keep it cool but like.. I’m 1000% UP TO SOMETHING.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 20, 2022
Although nothing has been finalised at the time of writing, the deal would certainly increase Pat McAfee’s reach outwith WWE. Should he agree to join Amazon, there’s no telling if McAfee would re-sign with Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment giant once his current contract expires.
First appearing as a pre-show analyst at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans, Pat McAfee has grown to become one of WWE’s most charismatic personalities. At present, he’s wrestled four matches for the company, most recently defeating the recently-rechristened Theory at WrestleMania 38, before losing straight after to Vince McMahon.
Prior to his time with WWE, McAfee played in the National Football League as a member of the Indianapolis Colts in the position of punter and kickoff specialist. Throughout his career, he made a staggering 575 punts.