The saga of whether injured/aging Cowboys QB Tomo Romo would land with another NFL team is finally being resolved. This with a report Tuesday morning that Romo has chosen to retire (for now) and pursue broadcasting, potentially in the play by play booth on CBS TV.
Adam Schefter and Todd Archer of ESPN broke the story together:
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2017
The story has particular interest for the Broncos and the Texans who were the likely top two suitors in a trade or to get Romo to sign a free agent deal, if the Cowboys had released him. Dallas had not done so for the last month, since free agency began.
We wrote previously about Romo having potential to be interested in the Jags and them in him. It was obviously a long shot that he would pick Jacksonville. They are clearly a season or maybe two, from respectability, again vs. a “ready made” playoff contending team.
However, the fact that new head man in the front office Tom Coughlin went head to head against Romo so many times in the past with the New York Giants. And, the bigger fact that Blake Bortles is on shaky ground at best as the future QB, meant the veteran Romo angle was intriguing.
Now, unless a contending team changes his mind later this summer, Romo appears destined for Sunday NFL games from the booth. It will be intriguing if it’s on CBS, as the lead analyst with Jim Nantz, therefore, replacing Phil Simms. That may take some time to sort out.
Meanwhile, Jacksonville still has QB “sorting” to do this season, as well.