Much has been made about the place that Tony Romo will be playing football this coming season. Speculators have suggested Houston, Denver, Kansas City, Arizona, if the place has a zip code it's been tossed out… but is there a destination we haven't properly considered? Television?
I believe that I speak for most members of Cowboys Nation when I say that the solution to this Romo “problem” that would make us sweat the least would be if he retired, that way we wouldn't have to watch him in another uniform. This option sense to some, among them Bleacher Report's Jason Cole.
as you're reporting, a Cowboys exec told me during SB week he thinks Romo retires to TV.
There's no denying Tony Romo's charm, it's a big reason why he's been able to manage the off-the-field responsibilities that come with being the quarterback of America's Team. He has a magnetic personality that draws you in win, lose, draw, or on the golf course.
When you truly consider the variables at stake for Romo – beyond the competitive will to win – there's a lot of sense in retirement. No linebackers coming for you, no daily grind from March through February, and a more “normal” lifestyle.
Remember a few months ago when Romo had his Cowboys teammates over to his mansion for a boys night? Imagine leaving that swanky new house for life in a new city. Retirement and life in television could be a settlement worth making for Antonio Ramiro.
If we're being completely honest here, what are the odds that Tony Romo jumps into a new team/system and has success – of the ultimate variety – in his very first season? Winning a Super Bowl is the most difficult thing to do and even the great Peyton Manning took four seasons in his second home to get it done, which he did by barely being functional.
Television is a great second career for NFL players. FOX's John Lynch just left their organization to go play real-life Madden while being the San Francisco 49ers General Manager, which means there's an open roster spot on a television team. Could it belong to Tony Romo soon enough? We'll see.