Throughout all of the Prime Video announcements about Thursday Night Football game talent, we never noticed that a rules analyst had never been announced.
Well, that issue was taken care of on Wednesday. Amazon announced that NBC’s Terry McAulay would serve as the company’s rules analyst on TNF.
— Terry McAulay (@SNFRules) August 24, 2022
McAulay has been at NBC since 2018, and will continue on in that role this season.
As a rules analyst, McAulay doesn’t really stand out, which is what you want in a rules analyst (SEE: Carey, Mike). Hiring a new analyst probably would have been somewhat difficult, given that there aren’t all that many out there. Hiring McAulay and sharing him with NBC seems like a smart move, and it gives TNF the rules analyst it needed heading into the season.