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Troy Aikman Fires Back at Critic Over Past NFL Draft Comments: ‘Better Go Back and Watch the Tape’

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Former National Football League star quarterback Troy Aikman has a bone to pick with one of his social media critics.

The NFL Hall of Famer was called out on Twitter for allegedly criticizing then University of Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen. The Buffalo Bills made Allen the seventh overall selection in the 2018 NFL draft. The social media user, presumably a Bills fan, took a jab at Aikman for being critical of Allen after he was selected in the draft.

Troy Aikman, a longtime Dallas Cowboy quarterback, suggests that the fan go back and look at the tape to see what he actually said. The Twitter exchange between the quarterback and the Twitter user came Friday evening.

“When Troy Aikman said at the draft after they drafted Josh that Buffalo had made a terrible decision, I knew right then and there Allen was going to be great!” the fan says.

Troy Aikman Defends Himself From Social Media Critic

While Troy Aikman doesn’t always respond to social media posts, it appears this particular tweet got under his skin. He fires back and tells the Bills fans that he is wrong and that he predicted the Bills would draft Allen.

“You’d better go back and watch the tape,” Aikman says in his response tweet. “Not even close to what was said. I accurately predicted that Buffalo would take Josh Allen.”

Troy Aikman has actually been quite complimentary of the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback. During the 2020 season, Aikman says Josh Allen has one of the strongest arms he’s ever seen in the NFL. It’s high praise from the former Dallas Cowboy as Aikman has been around the game of football for most of his life.

If anyone knows what a great NFL quarterback is supposed to look like — it is Troy Aikman. He spent all 12 of his years in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, retiring in 2000. The Cowboys made Aikman the number one overall pick in the 1989 NFL draft out of UCLA. He won three Super Bowls with the Cowboys and took home Most Valuable Player honors in the 1993 NFL Championship game. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2006 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

Josh Allen may or may not ever reach Troy Aikman status, but his career is off to a promising start. He threw for more than 4,500 yards during the 2020 season, including 37 touchdowns.