If Troy Aikman elects to step away from NFL broadcasting, FOX may have his replacement over at FS1.
Per Michael McCarthy of FrontOfficeSports.com, Emmanuel Acho is being looked at to work alongside Joe Buck as the lead announce team for Fox’s NFL coverage.
“Emmanuel Acho, 30-year creator of ‘Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,’ is also being eyed as a possible replacement for Troy Aikman on Fox’s No. 1 NFL TV team with Joe Buck. Acho has a relationship with Roger Goodell. Aikman’s talked about taking an NFL executive job,” he reports.
As for as the hall of fame QB and his future goes, Aikman told Colin Cowherd that working for an NFL front office intrigues him.
“I do think that, 20 years from now, if I look back on my life and if I don’t do it, I think I will say, ‘Man, I wish I’d given that a shot,’” Aikman told Cowherd. “Or, ‘I wonder if I’d have been any good at that.’ I think I’d be really good if I did it. I’ve never gotten into anything not expecting to be successful.”
Aikman has teamed with Buck to form the top broadcast duo for Fox’s NFL coverage since 2002.
Prior to his role in broadcasting, Acho played three seasons in the NFL from 2012 to 2014 with the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles.