In the end, Troy Aikman saw dollar signs and the Worldwide Leader in Sports definitely wanted to give it to him. Troy Aikman is reportedly close to leaving Fox’s broadcasting booth for a lucrative new deal as the lead analyst on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
According to The New York Post‘s Andrew Marchand, Aikman is set to make around the same amount as another former Dallas Cowboys quarterback.
“The exact figures of Aikman’s deal are not yet fully finalized,” Marchand wrote, “but for him to leave Fox it is expected to be comparable to or exceed Tony Romo’s 10-year $180 million with CBS.”
What’s even crazier is that the reported deal is even more money than current Cowboys signal-caller Dak Prescott will net after signing a $160 million extension.
The Worldwide Leader in Sports signing Aikman away from Fox could foreshadow another big move to come.
If Aikman and Al Michaels were to choose MNF, it would create a big domino effect with Fox needing to find a new lead analyst and Amazon still having to put together a two-man crew.
Let the games begin.