Sunday night's NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers is the final NFL broadcast of the year for FOX.
It could also be Troy Aikman's final broadcast with the network.
Aikman, who's been calling games for FOX for roughly two decades, could have a new broadcasting home in 2022. Amazon is reportedly very interested in hiring Aikman for its NFL rights package. It's possible that Aikman could do both - or stick with FOX - but it's also possible that he'll be leaving his longtime network.
“Those conversations are happening now,” Aikman said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “And I’m really being as honest as I can be about it. I really don’t know what it’s gonna look like when it’s all said and done and it does get settled. As to whether I’ll be working for Fox and Amazon, whether I’ll just be working for Fox or whether I’ll just be working for Amazon. I really don’t know what might happen.”
Both Joe Buck and Erin Andrews have weighed in on the rumors surrounding their broadcasting partner.
“I think I would be in the conversation, but I think they are certainly in no way, shape or form obligated to listen to anything I say. They’re the boss. I’m the guy that sits in the booth. I’ve worked with multiple people in baseball. I’ve worked with multiple people in football. I started with Tim Green and I’ve been with Bill Maas and Brian Baldinger and different people along the way. It’s been 20 years and when you do these games that are intense as they are, I know where he’s going and he knows where I’m going and I know what he wants to talk about and he knows when and what I want to talk about. That’s really hard to replicate," Buck told Sports Illustrated.
Andrews had a more direct reaction.
If this is Aikman's final game with FOX, hopefully it's a good one.
The Rams and the 49ers are set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. E.T. on FOX.