NBC confirms that announcer Mike Tirico will provide play-by-play for a handful of upcoming NFL games.
Four will air on NBC, while two will air exclusively on NFL Network.
His NBC games include the November 20 Packers vs. Redskins game, the Thanksgiving Day Steelers vs. Colts game, the November 27 Broncos vs. Chiefs game, and the December 22 Giants vs. Eagles game. Cris Collinsworth will provide commentary for those matchups.
Joined by commentator Doug Flutie, Tirico will also call NFL Network’s December 17 Jets vs. Dolphins game and the December 25 Steelers vs. Ravens game.
“Once we added TNF, we always planned to give Al a chance to recharge to help him maintain his standard as one of the all-time greats. This week was the ideal time due to travel,” said Fred Gaudelli, Executive Producer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. “With Mike the voice of Monday Night Football for the last 10 years, we are fortunate to have two exceptional NFL play-by-play voices.”
“With the additional games on our schedule this season, it’s nice to have a bye week,” said Michaels regarding his Thanksgiving week break. “We’re lucky to have someone of Mike’s caliber to step in with Cris, Michele and the rest of the team.”