Tony Romo illustrious football career has now ended. After a tumultuous offseason reports surrounding him, latest news is saying that the 36-year old quarterback has decided to stop playing football and take a new route to his personal career. So what's next for Romo after his retirement?
Tony Romo has been the hot topic of numerous rumors the past few months. It all started with the back injury he suffered in a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Nursing an injury, he wasn't able to start the 2016 NFL season and the Dallas Cowboys forced to use rookie QB Dak Prescott in lieu for him. And Prescott brilliantly delivered as he leads the Cowboys to the top spot of the NFC division.
With the emergence of Dak Prescott, Tony Romo settled to be the backup QB on his return to the active roster in Week 11. Since then, Romo failed to assume the starting QB from Prescott allegedly making him expendable to the Dallas Cowboys. And at the end of the season, speculations are already spreading that he is making his way out and will be playing with another team next season.
However, things take a little turn on his situation a couple of weeks ago and now appears to be heading for a retirement. According to NFL.com, Tony Romo has chosen retirement over continuing to play again for any other team next season. The legendary quarterback is just waiting to be released by the Dallas Cowboys and said to be pursuing a new career in broadcasting.
Commercial television network like CBS, FOX and even NBC have offered Tony Romo a television gig to be part of their broadcasting analyst. Romo's choice to step away from football and choose to be on the sidelines covering games is not easy one from him as he consulted his family and those others close him about his decision as added in the report.
Surely, many Dallas Cowboys fans and football aficionados will be sad to know that they will not ever see the four-time Pro Bowler playing again in the coming season. In his fifteenth season with the Cowboys, Tony Romo has thrown 34,183 yards for 248 touchdowns at a 97.1 percent passer rating. And now that he is heading to retirement, Romo will surely leave the league as one of the best quarterbacks that have played for the league.