It was reported early Tuesday morning that Tony Romo was retiring and set to join the broadcasting booth.
A few hours later, Sports Business Daily is reporting that the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback will be heading to CBS where he is expected to replace Phil Simms as the network’s top analyst.
According to the report, CBS outbid FOX Sports, which was looking to place Romo on its No. 2 broadcasting team.
At CBS, Romo will team up with Jim Nantz.
From the report:
Just a couple of weeks ago, Fox was considered the front-runner to land Romo, since it carries the NFC package that Romo knows so well. But a concern for Romo was that another former Cowboys QB, Troy Aikman, is the net’s top NFL game analyst, and he is not likely to leave the booth any time soon.
There is still a chance that Romo could ultimately end up back on the field if a team suffers injuries under center and is in need of a veteran presence, but for now it appears he is ready to begin the next chapter of his career.
And hey, can you blame him?
— Tony Romo (@tonyromo) April 4, 2017
It’s much better sitting in the broadcasting booth than getting tossed around on the football field.
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