Tony Romo retired from NFL at the end of the season, and he will join CBS Sports as the game analyst. However, the former Dallas Cowboys star and the first quarterback didn’t give up on sports, and he was competing with 9,000 other golfers for the 2017 US Open, but unfortunately, he fell short of qualifying. After he had been done, he spoke that golf is exceptional in terms of competitiveness and the same thing will be with the broadcasting.
“It was fun to be back out competing,” Romo said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s been awhile since I felt the feeling of a competitive aspect in the golf world.
He continued: “Compared to football, golf is different. Competition in itself I enjoy and, for me, just improving and looking at something to get better at. That’s the same thing in broadcasting. I understand I’m coming in without any experience in that world. It’s exciting; it’s a little nerve-wracking, it’s all these things in one.”
“That’s why you love to do things. You’re coming into the unknown, and something I have to get better at and I like a challenge. I know I’ll probably stink for a while [in the broadcast booth]. Hopefully, I’ll continue to improve at that and hopefully get better and be good,” declared Romo.
Romo has just turned 37, and he spent his 14-year-long career with the Cowboys, and he will not join Jim Nantz and Tracy Wolfson on the announcing team. On April 4, Romo said in a statement released by no other than CBS. He said: “When you think about the NFL, two of the most iconic brands are the Dallas Cowboys and CBS Sports.”
Moreover, Romo added: “Going from one legendary team to another as I begin the next phase of my career is a dream come true. 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.”
Good luck on your new job, Tony Romo.