Longtime Dallas Cowboys QB, Tony Romo, announced he's going to retire from the NFL and start a career in broadcasting.
It was widely believed Romo would be traded or released and sign with another team at some point this spring but it is now being reported he's looking to step aside from football entirely, not just the Dallas Cowboys.
Romo was the starting QB for "America's Team" since 2005, that is up until this past season when he suffered a shoulder injury in the Preseason and then was forced to play backup to rookie Dak Prescott.
In total, Romo played just five games the last two seasons and hasn't played a full 16 game season since 2012. He turns 37 at the end of the month, is married with two children and one more one the way.
Romo's career in Dallas is over, there's no questioning that, the Cowboys made it clear they are committed to Dak Prescott. But Romo was getting interest from other QB-needy teams around the NFL like the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans. Broncos team President, John Elway, can say the team is satisfied with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch at the QB spot, but I think we all know he'd jump at the chance to sign Romo if the terms were right. And as for the Texans, they've made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons but poor QB play is the main reason they can't get further than the Divisional Round.
So for now, Romo appears ready to take his seat in the broadcast booth where he may join the CBS Team as a Color Analyst. Has he 100% played his last down of football? Who knows... If Dak Prescott gets hurt in Week 3 and is out for a few months, will Jerry Jones pick up the phone and give his boy Romo a call? ABSOLUTELY.
But until then, say goodbye to one of the best QBs over the last decade who happens to only have a 2-4 playoff record.