Tony Romo will reportedly hang up his cleats and follow the career path of fellow Dallas Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman by trying out a new career as a color-commentator in the broadcast booth.
According to a tweet by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Romo plans on retiring today with the intention of starting a new career in television, despite the fact that the Cowboys are planning on releasing him today.
By releasing the former four-time pro bowl quarterback, Romo would be free to sign with what team he chooses, including the Houston Texans, a team highly speculated this offseason as a likely destination.
But instead of continuing his career on the field, Romo has decided to move on a to a new career in broadcasting, sighting health as the primary factor in his decision according to Schefter and ESPN’s Todd Archer.
Also, working as a color-commentator will free up Romo to spend more time with his wife and children. Despite this fact, Schefter tweeted that he received a text from one NFL executive that “”Romo is now every team’s emergency backup QB in case your starter gets hurt and that those teams would have to pay him to come out of retirement.’”
Romo ends his career with the Cowboys holding nearly every single team passing record, including passing touchdowns, passing yards, and quarterback rating.