Troy Aikman And His Favorite Receiver


The Dallas Cowboys were coming out of a long period of not having really good teams when they drafted Troy Aikman out of UCLA to play quarterback. Aikman’s first year with the team was not that successful, but as they added more and more productive and talented players around him, the team got as expected got better and better. Eventually, the Cowboys with Aikman at quarterback, would win three Super Bowls in four years, cementing themselves as one of the best teams in league history.

He didn’t come to a team that had an immediate track record of success or huge amounts of talent, but eventually Aikman had a wealth of talent on offense and a number of targets to throw to when it came time to pass the ball. This is one of the best scenarios that every quarterback hopes for during their career. Quarterbacks often get too much credit for victories and success, and too much blame for team failures, but the truth is that they can’t do it alone. Aikman did have a number of good receivers on the team with him, but who though during his career was his favorite receiver?

When judging it from the perspective of who caught the most touchdown passes from him, the answer is actually quite simple. No player caught more touchdown passes from Troy Aikman than fellow Pro Football Hall of Fame member Michael Irvin. During their time together as teammates, Aikman and Irvin combined for 49 touchdowns. That’s more than double the touchdown passes thrown to the second place player on the list! Without a doubt, the combination of Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin was a big part of the Dallas Cowboys dynasty of the early 1990’s.

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