The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reported in September that it’s “90 percent likely” that the longtime Sunday Night Football play-by-play announcer would be leaving when Amazon obtains exclusive rights to Thursday Night Football next season. When asked point blank by Jimmy Traina on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, Michaels responded: “Right now, I’m playing out this year. My contract is up at the end of the season. NBC has been great to me. If there is a combination for production between Amazon and NBC, that creates a different template here. Because in effect, we would wind up overseeing two packages. It’s not a deal yet. I know it’s being discussed. Amazon will probably need a partner for production and we’ll see what’s gonna happen at the end of the year."
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