Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been terrific working with CBS as an analyst this year. He’s a natural and he doesn’t seem to regret walking away from football while he could still play.
That said, Romo never actually retired. And the Philadelphia Eagles just lost quarterback Carson Wentz to a torn left ACL, while winning the NFC East in the process.
Is there a link?
“How many weeks of watching Nick Foles before Philly realizes they should convince the prematurely retired Tony Romo to come out of the booth?” asked ESPN’s Dianna Russini. “The veteran knows the NFC, the Eagles have a great running game and defense, and here’s Romo chance to win a Super Bowl.”
The irony of Romo leading a well-rounded Eagles team to a Super Bowl victory would be incredible. He could never get it done with the Cowboys. If he stepped in for a handful of games and got the job done with the rival Eagles, giving them their first Super Bowl win in team history, it’d be the ultimate way to stick it to the Cowboys for bailing on him for Dak Prescott.
Plus, Romo’s problem is that he always gets hurt and can’t play the entire season. But the Eagles don’t need him for that. They’re already in the playoffs. They could check out Foles for two games and then bring Romo in to lock up that top seed, then try to play lights out for three or four weeks. He’s done that plenty of times in his career. If he has just a month of elite quarterback play left, that may be all he needs to create a legacy in Philly.
All that said, Romo seems happy in the booth, hasn’t played football all year, and probably doesn’t want to hop onto the Eagles roster at the end of the season, where he’d be expected to produce instantly.