It sounds like Tony Romo is hanging his cleats up instead of making one last run at a Super Bowl.
Adam Schefter reported that the Dallas Cowboys quarterback will get that release he’s wanted Tuesday. When he does, Romo won’t return to football at all; instead he’ll reportedly retire and head to the broadcast booth to call NFL games as the color commentator alongside Jim Nantz.
Update, 1:15 p.m: Romo indeed plans to retire and join CBS. He posted this on his Twitter account.
The Denver Broncos were linked to the aging but talented quarterback quite a bit this offseason. In February, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network said the Broncos were “in the driver’s seat” if Romo got released. Schefter reported in early March that the Cowboys even set a release date for him. That obviously never happened.
Romo, who turns 37 later this month, now seems set on retirement. He’s dealt with a laundry list of injuries throughout his career. He broke his collarbone twice in 2015 and suffered a serious back injury in the 2016 preseason.
The Broncos will now enter the 2017 season with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch competing for the team’s starting quarterback job, barring anything crazy. Siemian, a 2015 seventh-round pick, beat out Lynch, the team’s 2016 first-round pick, for it last year.
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