On Wednesday evening, a report came out from the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand that Troy Aikman is expected to leave Fox Sports for ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
NEWS COLUMN: Troy Aikman is leaving Fox Sports for ESPN and he could bring Joe Buck with him, The Post has learned. https://t.co/XIwmM297db— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) February 24, 2022
Shortly after that news broke, reports came out that both former New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees as well as former Saints Head Coach Sean Payton could be in consideration as Aikman’s replacement.
Candidates to replace Aikman at Fox include Greg Olsen, Sean Payton & Drew Brees.— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) February 24, 2022
Wild cards: Sean McVay and John Lynchhttps://t.co/XIwmM297db
Greg Olsen and Sean Payton are among the candidates to replace Aikman as FOX's No. 1 guy. They could also trade for Drew Brees, who is currently at NBC, per @AndrewMarchand.— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) February 24, 2022
FOX is set to broadcast two out of the next three Super Bowls, so some major implications here. https://t.co/FPC8QQJ0jX
Brees joined NBC Sports last year as a studio analyst for Sunday night’s “Football Night in America” and is also a game analyst for NBC’s coverage of Notre Dame football.
Since announcing his retirement from the Saints, Payton has expressed a serious interest in broadcasting and had been actively interviewing for positions with various networks in California, during Super Bowl week.
Will Aikman actually leave Fox and could Brees and Payton be competing against one another for the first time? We will keep you updated on any further developments.
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