Report: Tony Romo Retiring From Football For The Broadcast Booth
Quarterback Tony Romo will be released by the Dallas Cowboys today and officially retire to accept an offer as lead color commentator on CBS's NFL coverage, according to Adam Schefter and John Ourand.
Romo will join play by play veteran Jim Nantz in the CBS booth, replacing Phil Simms on commentary. Simms has been the lead in game analyst with CBS since 1998. There are no reports yet on whether Simms will leave CBS, or be moved to the number 2 booth.
The question is, will 37 year old Romo stay retired?
While his body has proven to be fragile in recent years, if a contending teams loses their starting quarterback and calls Romo to come out of the booth, would he consider it?
ESPN cites one league executive who claims Romo is every team's emergency quarterback.
Sports fans will continue to see Tony Romo for years to come. The question is whether they'll see him playing the game he loves, rather than talking about it.