Hall-of-Fame quarterback Troy Aikman couldn’t resist the chance to put on a pair of Matthew Stafford’s now-famed throwing gloves and toss a few footballs around the Lions practice facility Tuesday.
Aikman was at the team facility in Allen Park preparing for Thursday’s FOX broadcast of the Lions game as part of the network’s broadcast team.
After practice, Aikman put on a pair of Stafford’s gloves and tossed the ball around, saying afterward that he was extremely impressed by them.
“I struggled with a wet ball when I was playing,” Aikman said. “I couldn’t throw the football when it rained. I’d put a glove on my hand at practice to see if I could throw with a glove on my hand when it rained. I never could.
“But gloves have changed so much over the last 10 years. The glove I tried today was the glove Matt’s throwing with, I just wanted to see how it felt, and it felt good. Shoot, I’d probably wear one every game if I was playing now.”
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