Fox football analyst Troy Aikman appears to be on the verge of leaving his role as Fox football commentator for a new deal that would see him take on the same role in ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”
Aikman would “love” it if his longtime partner, Joe Buck, would join him as he stated while speaking to Dallas-based TV station WFAA on Monday.
Aikman called Buck “one of my best friends.”
“He’s been a fantastic partner,” Aikman said of Buck. “He’s in my opinion the best in business, and yeah, there’s nothing I’d love more than to continue to work with him.”
Buck is ESPN’s top choice to join Aikman as the play-by-play announcer, according to the New York Post‘s Andrew Marchand. However, he is under contract for one more year with FOX and they would love to keep him on as he is their NFL and MLB broadcaster.
Buck began working for FOX in 1996 while Aikman joined the network in 2001 and was promoted to the lead booth with Buck the following year.