Tony Romo '99 percent' sure he won't play in National Football League again
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 18:48
Tony Romo said he rarely talked to opposing players during his career as the Cowboys' starter, but one notable exception was Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
"I've seen him fight some battles when the team was bad".
In 2016, Romo was sidelined in August by a fractured vertebrae and only played one series - at Philadelphia in the regular season finale - all season. The injury left his status with the team in doubt and spurred Romo to evaluate his options. "I'm excited about this and it's going to be great".
According to published reports, Romo will be paid $5 million a year and has a clause in his contract that would allow him to return to the NFL. "Good luck to your new career in broadcasting". We discuss where not only Romo goes from here, but where the Cowboys go to fill his backup role for Dak.
Romo had started for the Cowboys since 2006, and he is the team's all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns, despite joining the team as an undrafted free agent in 2003.
Romo said today after CBS officially announced that he is their new No. 1 analyst on both Sunday afternoons and Thursday nights that he would have liked to play for the Texans, if he had played another National Football League season. "I am ecstatic for the opportunity to work with Jim as I learn the craft and convey to fans my passion for this great game".
Romo led the Cowboys to the postseason four times and scored playoff wins in 2009 and 2014.
Romo's legacy will be debated for a long time, especially when a curious Hall of Fame debate starts in five years, but he clearly had the respect of his teammates and coaches. But Romo got the better of things late.
"People have said to us, 'Boy, you're taking a guy that's coming right from the field into a position as a lead analyst; isn't that a risk?'" McManus said. I think Tony will be having all sorts of work this summer, whether it's doing practice games, whether it's doing preseason games, whether it's sitting down and looking at film and tape of other analysts and the kind of job that they do. The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports.