Cowboys great, ESPN analyst Troy Aikman reveals thoughts on retirement

Troy Aikman revealed that he has thought about plans for his post-media career.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback said on “Norm and D Invasion” on Sportsradio 96.7 FM/1310 AM The Ticket [KTCK-AM], via Joey Hayden of the Dallas Morning News:

“I probably give it more thought than I should,” Aikman said Monday morning. “I always have been [mindful] of our time being limited. … So, I posed the question to myself a lot that, you know, if you’ve got ‘X’ number of years left, what exactly do you want to do with that time?


“And I go a step further — does that include broadcasting, does that include living in Texas? … But yet, I am still broadcasting and I’m still living in Dallas, and I very much love the state of Texas and I love living in Dallas, but I don’t know how much longer I’ll do it. I’ve got a pretty good idea. And not to suggest that that I’m retiring anytime in the near future, but I’ve got an idea as to when I believe that I’ll retire.”

Aikman, 56, retired from football in 2000 and joined FOX as an NFL analyst, where he worked for 20 years. He joined ESPN last year as the network’s lead Monday Night Football commentator. He makes around $18 million a year. Joining him in the broadcast booth is his former FOX tag team partner, Joe Buck.

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Aikman, a three-time Super Bowl champion, was selected first overall by the Cowboys in 1989, and played his entire career in Dallas. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.


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