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In A Shocking Turn Of Events, Tony Romo Retires From The NFL
The Tony Romo drama is finally over… Or is it just beginning?
Although there were some rumors that Tony Romo would call it quits, most NFL analysts were speculating that he would end up signing with the Texans or Broncos this offseason. In a move that comes as a surprise to most, it has also come with a bit of controversy.
CBS Sports hired Tony Romo as a replacement to Phil Simms, and CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said he had talks with Romo about the new gig when the season ended. And while Phil Simms was on the receiving end of a lot of criticism in 2016, the move to bring in a “rookie” is a curious one.
Following the announcement, Romo had this to say, “I have always known that once my playing career was over I wanted to become a broadcaster. I am ecstatic for the opportunity to work with Jim as I learn the craft and convey to fans my passion for this great game.”
As for how Tony Romo is feeling now, he knows it’s time to “Suit Up”.
— Tony Romo (@tonyromo) April 4, 2017
Tony Romo Retires From The NFL
How does the Tony Romo Retirement Impact your Fantasy Football Team?
If you were hoping that Tony Romo would join the Broncos, like me, to aid in the production of Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas, you’re probably a bit disappointed. But as a Broncos fan, there’s still a lot to like about the quarterback situation, with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch.
Siemian will likely start the 2017 NFL season under center for the Broncos, but will be on a short leash. And while these QBs aren’t household names like Tony Romo, when you consider that he was only one hit away from another season ending injury, the Broncos are probably better off without him!
Broncos and Texans fans weren’t the only ones who were hopeful for the return of Tony Romo. According to Fantasy Pros consensus rankings, Tony Romo was the 21st best option at QB for the 2017 Fantasy Football season, ahead of Colin Kaepernick, Joe Flacco, Sam Bradford and Alex Smith!
And while the CBS booth will protect him from a 250 pound OLB on a weak-side blitz, it won’t help him avoid the criticism that is sure to follow every mistake he makes as a broadcaster.
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