Cowboys QB Tony Romo Planning to Retire, Go Into Broadcasting
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 8:23
Romo is set to join CBS mainstays Jim Nantz and Tracy Wolfson as the lead announce team for the Network's The NFL on CBS Sunday and Thursday night football coverage with Romo replacing long-time analyst Phil Simms whose future remains unclear at the moment.
And with that, praise for the Cowboys' all-time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns started rolling in.
While he never approached the postseason success of Cowboys legends Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman, Romo surpassed them in the history-laden franchise's record books. He will be welcoming a new career as a broadcaster.
One problem is that we don't know what Romo's contract with CBS says. Romo appeared in just five games over the past two seasons due to a twice-broken collarbone and broken back.
CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said the network planned to keep Simms and was working on finding another role for their lead analyst the past 19 seasons.
"I'm just trying to make the best decision possible for me and my family", Romo added when asked about the Houston Texans.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) on the bench in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Tony Romo then uploaded a photo of him wearing a jacket with a CBS logo in his official twitter account. Aside from CBS, Tony Romo also has drawn interest from Fox and NBC, as the Bleacher Report reports.
One AFC general manager told Bleacher Report before Romo's Tuesday afternoon teleconference, "I'd say there's a 100 percent chance he makes a return somewhere in the National Football League next season".
She says Romo did not like the thought of playing for another team.
The four-time Pro Bowler is the most prolific passer in Cowboys history.
Though we never want any players to get injured, and we don't want anyone to lose his job as a starter, it does happen in the NFL.
Signed in 2003 as an undrafted free agent from Eastern Illinois University, Romo learned his trade for three seasons behind veterans including Vinny Testaverde and Drew Bledsoe before graduating to the starting role.
Simms, a former New York Giant quarterback, had been with CBS since 1998.