After the 1989 season, Troy Aikman’s future didn’t appear too bright after going from the high of being selected first overall in the draft to what would likely be the hardest rookie season any NFL quarterback had ever experienced.
Jimmy Johnson, the Cowboys’ rookie coach, chose against fostering Aikman gradually and instead tosses him into the fire right away. In his first season as the starter, he struggled to an 0-11 record (155 of 293 for 1,749 yards, 9 TDs, and 18 INTs), and the Cowboys finished the season 1-15.
Please take a moment to take a look at him today. He was one of nine Dallas Cowboys to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after being inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor in 2005.
Who did Troy Aikman win Super Bowls against?
In 1992, Aikman threw for 3,445 yards and 23 touchdowns as he guided the Cowboys to a Super Bowl victory over the Buffalo Bills and was named the game’s MVP. The group would later go on to win three championships in four years.
Johnson claimed that Aikman’s MVP performance in the first victory over Buffalo solidified his status as “a championship quarterback, the finest team player I was ever affiliated with” when the quarterback was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
“I usually evaluate a quarterback based on how he performs in the big games, in my opinion. How does he fare in the postseason? Troy Aikman consistently had significant moments in pivotal contests.
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