Tony Romo's success as a broadcaster has eliminated interest from the league in him as a player. The NFL has seen the star analyst and misses the star quarterback, and he has heard from teams about returning.
“Usually, it is a coach that reaches out.”
It seems very unlikely that Romo would consider returning. He's been hit as CBS 'lead analyst and has avoided the hits he used to absorb. He is a line for a major raise and contract extension or else for sweepstakes for his services, as reported by The Post's Andrew Marchand.
Former Cowboys teammate Jason Witten did as well, working as an analyst on ESPN's Monday Night Football. But unlike Romo, Witten hasn't been hailed from the start. The two have talked about the transition, with Romo admitting his form longtime teammate got off to "a little bit of a rough start."
" [broadcasting] will determine a lot, ”Romo said. “If you get off to a really good start, it's kid or like being in the NFL. If you have a great rookie season, you can almost have two bad years but you are still that guy who had that great year. It takes a long time for people to change their perspective on you.
"If you come out and are not very good in the NFL you struggle for two years or something, it takes years to change that perspective of you. If you win the Super Bowl in your first year at quarterback, you could play five on average but you are still of that guy. So to me, if you get off to a great start [in broadcasting]you can try things and stumble a bit, but it's okay because the majority of people like you. But if you get off to a rough start, it just piles up and everything starts to get nitpicked.
"I think in some ways Jason has really improved as the year has gone on. I think he got off to a little bit of a rough start in a new industry that he had never been a part of and I think he has done a really good job to improve. I think he is starting to enjoy this and starting to get this thing down. ”