Troy Aikman is keeping it real well-nigh the current quality of play in the NFL.
During an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina, the current Monday Night football broadcaster and NFL Hall of Famer says he wants the NFL to focus on delivering a largest product on the field considering the play has been so bad this year.
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— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) January 12, 2023
“I will say, the NFL, they’re really good at making a lot of money. They’re really good at that. And I don’t begrudge them for that. I say good for them and the marketing of the NFL. And we watch the popularity of the sport and out of the top 100 shows, 80 something of them were NFL games this year. I love all that.”
“I just would like to see increasingly accent on improving the product on the field,”
“I’d like to see that there’s some interest in that as well. It seems like all these decisions are made to increase revenue, which is great, but then it’s less time on the field for players, and then it’s less time here, and the product begins to erode a little bit, and and I think we’ve got to be really, really shielding well-nigh that and I’ve been saying that for a while.”
Aikman went on to say that he questioned if he was watching professional football several times this season.
“There were games that we watched, and I won’t say what network most of them were on, and I had to ask myself, ‘Is this professional football?’ There was some bad bad football stuff played, and that’s not good.”
While Aikman didn’t say it out loud he’s likely talking well-nigh the terrible Thursday Night games that fans had to suffer through throughout the season.