Ex-Kansas standout Aqib Talib joins Amazon Prime as NFL analyst
Former Kansas standout Aqib Talib will serve as one of the analysts for the NFL's "Thursday Night Football," which is moving to Amazon Prime this season.
Talib, the 12-year NFL veteran defensive back who retired in 2020 and began working for Fox Sports, will serve as a pregame, halftime and postgame analyst, the service announced Thursday.
Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit will call the games, with Talib joining Andrew Whitworth, Richard Sherman, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tony Gonzalez as studio analysts.
After starring at Kansas and helping lead the Jayhawks to a win in the 2008 Orange Bowl, Talib, a first-round draft pick, played for Tampa Bay, New England, Denver and the Los Angeles Rams while earning five trips to the Pro Bowl and helping lead the Broncos to a win in Super Bowl 50.
Talib and former KU cornerback Chris Harris both started for the Jayhawks in the Orange Bowl season and for the Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
Talib played for the Jayhawks from 2004-07 and was named the most valuable player of the Orange Bowl after the 2007 season. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 20th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.