Report: Cris Collinsworth will work Thursday night games for NBC
Cris Collinsworth will join Mike Tirico in the broadcast booth for NBC’s Thursday Night Football package, reports Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
Earlier this week, it was widely reported Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC, which agreed to broadcast five Thursday night NFL games this upcoming season. Tirico will do play-by-play for Thursday Night Football, while Collinsworth will provide color commentary.
NBC also holds the rights to Sunday Night Football, where Collinsworth will remain working with play-by-play man Al Michaels.
Collinsworth has been working on Sunday Night Football since 2009.
NBC paid $250 million for its five-game Thursday night package, agreeing to the deal in February.