Tony Romo makes shocking decision to retire from NFL
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is going to retire from the NFL for a broadcasting career…
In a shocking but not entirely unforeseen development, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo reportedly will retire from football and pursue a broadcasting career.
Adam Schefter reported early on Tuesday morning the news that Romo would make the move away from football, leaving football fans somewhat stunned.
There had been rumors swirling that Romo was seriously considering retirement, but with two starting quarterback opportunities on contending teams (Broncos and Texans) it seemed obvious that Romo would give it one more shot at a title.
For the Denver Broncos this is a moment of simply being able to move forward. There have been so many rumors that the Broncos were interested in signing Romo if he was released, but that they had no interest in trading for him. Jerry Jones was apparently set to release Romo on the first day of free agency, but changed his mind at the last minute.
With Romo sort of left hanging in limbo, the Broncos and Texans freed up the necessary space to sign him but none of that is apparently going to materialize.
There have been even more rumors of Romo’s potential broadcasting career, one that may include a spot on the main CBS national broadcasting team if and when Phil Simms steps down.
According to Adam Schefter, Romo’s decision not to play football won’t be swayed. He’s stepping away for health reasons and the Cowboys are likely to still make him a post-June 1st cut, saving them some additional cap space.
The Broncos open OTAs next week and likely have known about this for some time. This is why neither Denver nor Houston has traded anything for Romo, because then they would be potentially stuck with his current cap figure.
We’ll have more on the situation — and fallout for the Broncos — as it develops.