Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Tony Romo addressed the media for the first time since injuring his back in August.
The veteran quarterback delivered a poised and emotional speech in which he said rookie Dak Prescott has “earned the right to be our quarterback.”
Romo did not take any questions or mention the word “retirement.” He also indicated his desire to still play. The speech certainly left a lot of unanswered questions on the table.
Fans are already chattering about Romo going to another team (we have some thoughts about where he’d be a good fit).
Many others believe he should actually retire, while some still want to see Romo take the Cowboys to the Super Bowl.
Here are some of the immediate reactions and takeaways we assembled from Twitter regarding Romo’s heartfelt speech.
We give Tony Romo a hard time, but he's truly a class act pic.twitter.com/ii1C26qLfk
— NFL Memes (@NFLMemez) November 15, 2016
Can't hold a real one down
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) November 15, 2016
@tonyromo thank you for showing not only how to be a leader and teammate but a man. You're all class.
— Andrew Baker (@andrewthetexan) November 15, 2016
Call me stubborn, but I still don’t think we’ve seen the last of Tony Romo on the field for the Cowboys…
— ✭ Zeke for MVP ✭ (@MrNFLRT) November 15, 2016
@tonyromo hey Tony. Took a lot to do that. God Bless you.
— Mark Conte (@MarkConte4) November 15, 2016
#Cowboys fans don't deserve Tony Romo. Never fully appreciated him.
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) November 15, 2016
I still feel like tony romo is better than dak right now. I love dak for the future but romo is the better qb right now. Imo
— ✭Raymond✭ (@RayyOfLight) November 15, 2016
Props to Tony Romo coming out w/a solid heartfelt statement. He still has ability & fully healthy. Should play for anyone but Browns.
— Ross Buch (@rowdy134) November 15, 2016
Can't wait for the Tony Romo-Blaine Gabbert camp battle next season. #49ers
— Stephen Favetti (@stephenfavetti) November 15, 2016
@johnelway Tony Romo. Broncos. Make it happen.
— Carlie (@Carlie101) November 15, 2016
— FormerCowboysFan (@brandiskywalker) November 15, 2016
I promise to support Tony Romo through this dark time
— John Wick (@Wicki_leaks) November 15, 2016
I know it's hard to say Dak hasn't earned it, but sitting a HEALTHY Tony Romo could be the biggest mistake ever.
— Hunter Carrico (@HBC_13) November 15, 2016
Tony Romo should retire. His body can't handle being hit anymore. He needs to let Dak Prescott run the show. Become a coach or something
— DJ Slate 👾 (@_reggieBDT) November 15, 2016
listening to Tony Romo, the way he held himself, and spoke with so much passion shows the true character of what it means to be a competitor
— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) November 15, 2016
Props to Tony Romo for not treating Dak the way Brett Favre treated Aaron Rodgers or Walter Payton treated Neal Anderson. It's not easy. pic.twitter.com/fZjIReeRjC
— jeffpearlman (@jeffpearlman) November 15, 2016
Pretty sad day. Based off Tony Romo's written statement, it appears he's also a better writer than me.
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 15, 2016
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) November 15, 2016