Tony Romo has successfully transitioned from NFL superstar to superstar NFL television analyst, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t still pine to play the game he loves.
The CBS color man was on a conference call with reporters Tuesday when he admitted he still misses playing the game.
“You always miss it a little bit,” Romo said, via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I think it’s just human nature when you do something for whatever, 20 years of your life, you’re going to miss parts of it. I know I didn’t miss up waking up on Mondays, taking your time getting out of bed. That was a little easier when the kids run and jump on your bed, get yourself up and going.”
Romo was a player at least a few quarterback-needy teams were interested in prior to the 2017 season. There was talk he could potentially be traded or signed as a free agent after the Cowboys released him. However, he ultimately decided to move on from playing the game, which this scribe thought was for the best considering his injury history in recent years.
As it turns out, Romo is darn good at what he has poured himself into since choosing the booth over the field. For a while early in the season fans were enamored by his ability to not only explain what was happening but actually predict what would happen, more often than not.
We’ll get to see Romo in action once again this upcoming Sunday when he and Jim Nantz cover the AFC Championship Game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots.