Is There Any Chance Tony Romo Is Coming Out Of Retirement?

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Quarterbacks are going down all over the NFL, and it’s leading some people to believe Tony Romo might be coming out of retirement.

There have been whispers all season about Romo getting back into the NFL, and those whispers turned into shouting after Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone.

I have no idea if Romo wants to play again, but I think there are a couple things to consider when discussing the possibility of a return.

The first is the fact former Dallas Cowboys quarterback almost certainly doesn’t need more more money. He made more than $125 million in his NFL career, and he now has a job as a broadcaster for CBS. Does being a broadcaster pay as well as his Cowboys contract? Of course not, but it’s still solid money. So there doesn’t appear to be a huge financial motivator. As somebody told me yesterday when discussing the subject, “There comes a point in your life where money just doesn’t matter anymore.”

I think Tony Romo passed that point about seven or eight years ago.

Secondly, he has struggled with health problems the last few years of his NFL career. Why come out of the booth, and risk getting crushed on the field? I don’t see it happening.

I’d put the odds of seeing Romo on an NFL roster again at less than 30 percent.

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