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.
Just wondering: what if the Packers called Wisconsin’s own Tony Romo…?
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2017
I’m covering the same game Tony Romo is calling. Really tempted to ask him if he wants to go to Green Bay
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) October 15, 2017
So the question becomes,,,,would Tony Romo rather work with Jim Nantz or Jordy Nelson. #octrollber
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) October 15, 2017
What if Tony Romo came back to the NFL to play for his childhood team the Green Bay Packers? No way…. right?
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) October 15, 2017
Tony Romo to Green Bay? pic.twitter.com/QcOzXbEavW
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 15, 2017
Can we sign Tony Romo for the season? Would he come back from retirement? He’s a Wisconsin guy.
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) October 15, 2017
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.