Kirk Herbstreit is a longtime broadcaster for college football and is a staple of ESPN’s College GameDay coverage. However, he added an additional role to his cover in 2022.
In the 2022 season, Herbstreit tries his hand at NFL coverage. He serves alongside Al Michaels as part of Thursday Night Football coverage for matches shown on Amazon Prime.
For NFL Week 2, that includes a showpiece AFC West game in Kansas City between the Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers. It should be a great game, and Herbstreit and Michaels are tasked with doing the action justice with their call.
Initial reactions to the show have been mixed but mostly positive. While some fans have noted that it is indeed odd to hear Herbstreit on the call of an NFL game, most agree that the transition will likely be smooth.
It will be interesting to see how Herbstreit and Michael team up throughout the year. They will no doubt develop even more chemistry as the year progresses.
Hearing Kirk Herbstreit on an NFL game is weird, like when your gym teacher had to do subtitles in English class
— Terence Malangone (@SpikeMal) September 16, 2022
In fact, I really like Kirk Herbstreit’s voice. He has a “big game” voice.
— Ben Saunders (@BSaundersSport) September 16, 2022
@KirkHerbstreit could call a hot air balloon race and I’d be interested, such a pro. Excellent agreement with Al.
— Bees Tito (@bees_tito) September 16, 2022
— Ray Macias (@RayIUGrad) September 16, 2022
@KirkHerbstreit doing the Amazon prime video commentary for Thursday Night Football just made this subscription worthwhile for at least 2 weeks!
— Bryan Landriscine (@BLando216) September 16, 2022
Kirk Herbstreit calls the NFL. It will take some getting used to.
— Jean Bava III (@JohnBava3) September 16, 2022
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Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit are the announcers.
Ngl – it makes a good impression pic.twitter.com/10Y4oZHHdS
– Highest Heat (@WarmthHighest) September 16, 2022
Kirk Herbstreit calling NFL TNF is going to take some getting used to, but he’s respected, so I’m sure the transition will bode well.
— Nile S. (@Mr_TooBlunt4_TV) September 16, 2022
Kirk Herbstreit is a fantastic color commentator. After Tony Romo, he is probably the second best in the NFL. I’m glad we don’t lose him in college games.
— Daniel Vaughan (@dvaughanCI) September 16, 2022
Weird to hear Kirk Herbstreit with Al Michaels, but I think they’ll work well together.
—Madison Miller (@madisonmills28) September 16, 2022
Couldn’t they have had someone better than Kirk Herbstreit for TNF?
— ✌🏽 Tall (@2tawjones) September 16, 2022
I love Kirk Herbstreit making NFL games
— Cam✌🏾 (@_CrispyyCam) September 16, 2022