On a day where all of the attention has been on the NFL Playoffs, Troy Aikman seems to be doing everything he can to grab attention by any means necessary. After blasting Wade Phillips and the Los Angeles Rams defense before the game, Aikman took things to an eyebrow-raising level with a bold proclamation about Robert Woods.
As the Rams’ offense drove down the field, Aikman felt the timing was right to declare Woods as the best wide receiver in the NFL.
"I think [Robert Woods] is arguably the best receiver in football."
– Troy Aikman pic.twitter.com/31L9AeiB2C
— SB Nation (@SBNation) January 13, 2019
Yes, he said those exact words. It’s not that Woods is a bad receiver, he is extremely talented and the move from the Buffalo Bills to the Rams has transformed his career.
However, Woods finished 25th in yards after catch (417), 24th in touchdowns (six), 17th in receptions (86) and 13th in receiving yards (1,219) compared to his peers in 2018. Heck, he’s probably not even the best receiver on his own team.
There isn’t even an argument for him as a top-10 wide receiver, but Aikman found a way to vault him to the top.
As the words escaped from his mouth and spilled out onto national television, everyone quickly ate it up. Within minutes, everyone on Twitter quickly went to work roasting Aikman for his horrific take.
Did Troy Aikman just say “Robert Woods may be the best receiver in football”? pic.twitter.com/WCNtGji4zo
— Mike Tagliere (@MikeTagliereNFL) January 13, 2019
i see 100 hot takes on twitter every day but aikman just casually dropped one hotter than all of them
— mansur (@mansurshaheen) January 13, 2019
It is a travesty that a majority of people watching this game will get the bulk of their football analysis *this week* from Troy Aikman.
— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) January 13, 2019
Troy's drunk tonight, folks
— Alex Gelhar (@AlexGelhar) January 13, 2019
Troy Aikman said he thinks Robert Woods is the best WR in the NFL… pic.twitter.com/isf25CGzQG
— Trainwreck Sports (@TrainwreckSprts) January 13, 2019