Romo to replace Simms as CBS's #1 color analyst.
Earlier today it was revealed that the Dallas Cowboys plan to release longtime quarterback Tony Romo, who will then retire from the NFL and begin his broadcasting career.
Moments ago it was announced that Romo will be joining CBS' NFL broadcast as their #1 color commentator, replacing Phil Simms, alongside Jim Nantz.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, CBS is expected to make the announcement later today but the two parties have already reached a verbal agreement.
There's speculation that Romo could come out of retirement this season if a starting quarterback suffers a season-ending injury but for the time being it looks like he's headed to CBS' broadcast booth.
Tony Romo is going to CBS, as @Ourand_SBJ reported. Will be CBS' No. 1 color analyst, matched with Jim Nantz.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2017
Tony Romo, w ZERO broadcast experience, reportedly replacing Phil Simms on CBS' #1 NFL game crew.— Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) April 4, 2017
No offense. But that's total crap.
CBS plans to officially announce the hiring of Tony Romo today, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2017
Tony Romo now will be in line to work with Jim Nantz as the color commentator for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2017