JIM Nantz was forced to back out after making a glaring mistake in Sunday’s divisional duel between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.
During the fourth quarter of the Bills and Jets game, Nantz mistook the name of a former NFL team.
After Gang Green’s starting quarterback, Zach Wilson, was intercepted with just minutes left in Sunday’s contest, backup Kyle Allen came forward for Buffalo’s ensuing drive.
The Bills played it safe and decided to bench starter Josh Allen since the team was ahead by 26 points.
Upon entering, Nantz introduced the quarterback and a former team of his, but forgot that the franchise had undergone a name change.
“For Buffalo, it’s Kyle Allen,” Nantz began.
“The quarterback position at Buffalo will be filled by Allen and Co. Now that Kyle is taking over, the former Redskin is, ugh, my apologies, the former Washington Commander.”
The 64-year-old veteran commentator immediately corrected himself but still apologized.
Washington was known as the Redskins until 2020, but was renamed the Commanders in 2022 after the franchise faced public scrutiny.
On social media, NFL fans picked up on Nantz’s mistake and joked about the mistake.
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“Jim Nantz was looking at his career when he said ‘former Redskin,'” one wrote.
“Jim Nantz just called the WFT the Redskins for a moment… and it was GORGEOUS!” said a second.
“Jim Nantz was horrified he just said the word Redskin,” another added.
“He wasn’t even around in the Redskins era,” a fourth commented.
Allen played for the Commanders for two seasons, 2020 and 2021.
He also played for the Houston Texans and began his NFL career with the Carolina Panthers.
However, Nantz wasn’t the only commentator making headlines.
His color commentator Tony Romo was also taken to task for controversial claims during the broadcast.