Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo plans to retire today and begin a broadcasting career, per multiple reports.
Tony Romo is leaving football and going into broadcasting, even with Dallas planning to release him today, sources tell @toddarcher and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2017
Thus ending the football career of the talented, yet oft-injured, quarterback who led the Cowboys to the playoffs four times in his 15 year career. In those 15 years, Romo has thrown for 34,183 yards, 248 TDs to 117 INTs, a 97.1 passer rating, and holds the best 4th quarter passer rating in NFL history (per Laurie Horesh of FOX Sports).
Rumors had been floating recently of potential places for Romo to be traded, as Dak Prescott has taken over as the starting QB in Dallas. Many Jaguars fans wished for the team to look into Romo after Blake Bortles’ awful 2016 season. That idea never made sense to me, as Romo has only played 35 games in the past four years, and spending draft capital — likely heavy draft capital — for a nearly 37 year old QB with an awful injury history is nothing better than dumb, especially for a team in need of more talent like Jacksonville.
Now, with Romo planning to retire, you can forget the Romo to Jacksonville rumors.
To wrap this up, I’ll ask that, if praying is your thing, please pray that Tony Romo replaces Phil Simms in the CBS broadcasting booth. It really is for the best.
UPDATE: Thank you for your prayers:
BREAKING: Sources: #TonyRomo to land with CBS next season and replace Simms as top analyst https://t.co/8OKA8gvxiz— SBJ/SBD (@sbjsbd) April 4, 2017