NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcaster Al Michaels called his record-tying 11th...

NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcaster Al Michaels called his record-tying 11th Super Bowl on Feb. 13, 2022. Credit: AP/Keith Srakocic

NBC Sports announced on Tuesday that Al Michaels will continue with the network in an “emeritus role” even after leaving the lead “Sunday Night Football” booth following last season and joining Amazon Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football” series.

Michaels, 77, will contribute to the NFL playoffs – including play-by-play – and the Olympics. Mike Tirico is NBC’s new lead NFL announcer and will handle top assignments such as the Super Bowl.

“We are thrilled that he’s staying in the family and raising the stature of our events for years to come,” NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua said in a news release.

Michaels’ Thursday night calls for Amazon will mark his 37th NFL season as a prime time play-by-play man.

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