Ever since former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo made it known that he was retiring, many have questioned if he is serious about it. For the upcoming season, we know that Romo will be a commentator for CBS but things can change very quickly. While Romo seems happy with his decision, one former NFL coach is very skeptical about the whole thing. Former head coach Eric Mangini joined Fox Sports Radio with Dan Beyer and Jonas Knox and told them he is not sold on Romo being finished with football.
“I don’t know if it’s just going to be about the money and I don’t know what kind of offsets he has in his contract in terms of the NFL, new money, but I do think–this is a guy that talked about wanting to start, wanting to play–that suddenly hasn’t changed and I can’t imagine this is the way he wants to end his career.
How many games is he going to broadcast and see average quarterbacks and be frustrated with the fact that he’s not playing? And you look at a situation like Oakland last year, that for me would’ve been a perfect scenario for a guy like Tony Romo. I could see if Dak Prescott gets hurt in Dallas, him coming back and playing in Dallas. I think he’s got a lot of good football left in him, and as long as this isn’t an injury situation where his doctors said don’t play, I think it’s going to be too hard for him to say no when an opportunity comes up, with whoever that is, if he has a chance to win.”
I think they are many who believe that Romo is just taking a year off before making a push to play again in 2018. With that being said, this will definitely be something that many will continue to monitor throughout the season and beyond.