Is Troy Aikman ready to ride off into the sunset?
The Former Dallas Cowboys superstar’s recent comments about his future have sparked speculation among his fans regarding whether he has plans for a career move.
Aikman, who has been in broadcasting for 22 years, admits to regularly reflecting on how he wants to spend his remaining time.
Although he maintains that he has not decided to retire anytime soon, the Hall of Famer suggested that he might be considering leaving broadcasting and even moving away from Texas.
“I probably give it more thought than I should,” the Hall of Famer said (H/T the Dallas Morning News). “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,” he continued. “I’ve got a pretty good idea. And not to suggest that that I’m retiring any time in the near future, but I’ve got an idea as to when I believe that I’ll retire.”
Aikman also acknowledged that, while the possibility of him becoming an NFL general manager has passed, he would remain available to assist a team in an unofficial capacity.
Despite various opinions on social media, Aikman’s recent five-year deal with ESPN worth $90 million guarantees he will live comfortably in retirement.