The NFL universe will be getting more Troy Aikman. The former UCLA star and his announcing partner Joe Buck will be on the call for FOX’s Thursday Night Football package this upcoming season, according to Pro Football Talk. The duo will also continue as FOX’s top Sunday afternoon team.
Aikman and Buck may get some Sundays off this season as they add 11 games to their already busy schedules. FOX will televise all Thursday Night Football games between Weeks 4 and 15, excluding Thanksgiving games. The games will simulcast on NFL Network. FOX signed a 5-year deal with the NFL for the rights to the package.
Buck also calls baseball playoffs for FOX and it is not yet known whom Aikman will partner with when Buck moves over to baseball in October.
Aikman, 51, has been on FOX’s top NFL announcing team since 2002.