When big-name players, especially quarterbacks, retire from the National Football League, the next logical step almost always seems be a move upstairs to the broadcast booth. Whether or not it’s at the college professional level, broadcasting and media work allows former players to stay connected to the game even when their bodies are no longer capable of wowing fans on Sunday afternoons.
Some of the best players in NFL history have gone on to have legendary broadcasting careers. The biggest name to join the television ranks this year is former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
Romo signed a deal with CBS shortly after announcing his retirement from the NFL to be the network’s lead NFL game analyst for the 2017 season. He is taking over for Phil Simms, and will be working alongside Jim Nantz and Tracy Wolfson.
This goes without saying, but CBS is taking a major risk in putting Romo on their top broadcast team in his first year out of the league.