A seismic shift may be coming to the world of NFL broadcasting.
Troy Aikman, who’s currently the top NFL color commentator for FOX Sports, is in deep negotiations to leave the network to become the lead analyst for ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.
The deal is reportedly not completed yet, but it is expected to be finalized in the coming weeks. The exact terms of the deal remains unknown, but Marchand expects the deal to be similar to the 10-year, $180 million deal Tony Romo got from CBS.
Aikman was also reportedly courted by Amazon, which is about to become the sole broadcaster, or streamer, of “Thursday Night Football.” Amazon remains in negotiations for another broadcasting free agent, Al Michaels of NBC Sports. Per Marchand, ESPN could pursue Michaels as well.
The potential move would end a two-decade tenure at Fox for Aikman, who has been calling games with Joe Buck since 2002.