Troy Aikman is one of the most-respected analysts in football, but NFL fans can’t help but think the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback isn’t a fan of one team.
The veteran FOX broadcaster was on the call for this afternoon’s game between the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears.
Viewers are convinced that Aikman either very much dislikes the Bears – or just can’t stand watching them play under Matt Nagy.
If that’s true, it would be tough to blame him. While the Bears are very good on defense, they’ve struggled to play well on offense. Nagy benched Mitch Trubisky earlier this season and is going with Nick Foles. However, neither quarterback has experienced much passing success.
“I wonder if Troy Aikman is going to ask Fox to not have to do any more Bears games. He doesn’t seem to enjoy the experience!” a Chicago Bears beat writer tweeted.
I wonder if Troy Aikman is going to ask Fox to not have to do any more Bears games. He doesn’t seem to enjoy the experience!
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) November 2, 2020
The Ringer’s Ryen Russillo put it more bluntly.
“Aikman hates the Bears,” he tweeted.
Aikman hates the Bears
— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) November 2, 2020
“Troy Aikman’s tone when discussing the Bears has been the perfect mix of unimpressed and underwhelmed,” J.A. Adande said.
Troy Aikman’s tone when discussing the Bears has been the perfect mix of unimpressed and underwhelmed. #goals
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) November 2, 2020
Aikman and the Bears were trending on social media throughout the game.
Aikman can’t stand the Bears and I’m here for all of it
— Joe Ostrowski (@JoeO670) November 2, 2020
Aikman when he has to watch 15 more minutes of Bears football pic.twitter.com/XG1pp1tlfU
— Tristan Thomas (@tthomas6474) November 2, 2020
Troy Aikman sounds outright annoyed he has to watch the Bears offense for one more second today.
— Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB) November 2, 2020
Aikman is having none of this Bears offensive playcalling and Foles execution.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) November 2, 2020
Troy Aikman is the only person more disappointed in the Bears' offense than I am.
— Robert Mays (@robertmays) November 2, 2020
The Bears lost to the Saints, 26-23, in overtime on Sunday afternoon. The loss drops Chicago to 5-3 on the season.
Do you want to hear Aikman call another Bears game this season?