Adam Schefter Dishes Details On Tony Romo’s Retirement On ‘Mike & Mike’
Jake ODonnell 09:21 am, April 04th, 2017
Welp, the day has finally come. Tony Romo apparently has taken it upon himself (sort of) to end Jerry Jones' mostly emotional quarterback dilemma and walk away from the game of football at 37 years old. But that doesn't mean the ol' scrambly shuffle pass-maker will be riding into the sunset. Nope. Tony Romo is going into broadcasting.
Prepare yourself to experience decades of the human side of the NFL's most criticized undrafted Pro Bowler...
Tuesday morning, Adam Schefter told Mike & Mike that the finalists for Romo's on-air services had come down to Fox and CBS, meaning he's not in the running to replace Cris Collinsworth on Sunday Night Football or John Gruden as the color commentator for Monday Night Football. It's also important to note that Romo is expected to transition into a booth gig, as opposed to one of the various pregame/postgame peanut gallery panels. And despite all his charm and knowledge and experience calling into ESPN to issue middle-of-the road commentary on a variety of sports, working live NFL games should be a tough transition for the 12-year vet -- especially on such little notice -- which is why the league's various quarterback-less teams will be lined up should he get cold feet at some point this offseason.
One NFL exec texted now: "Romo is now every teams emergency backup qb in case your starter gets hurt, pay him to come out of "retirement.' "