Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tony Romo retires, become broadcaster

Tony Romo retires, become broadcaster

After 12 years, with many disappointing seasons, and injuries. Cowboy's quarterback will retire. This is the best thing for the Cowboys!! Romo is not healthy like he used to be with a fragile body and to costly to keep on the roster with a salary cap. Romo's decision came down to his health. Since 2013 and Romo's back injury, two transverse process fractures in 2014, broken left collarbone in 2015, compression fracture in his back in 2016. For health reasons, with that amount of injuries. The questions of his retirement has been asked almost daily in 2016. In Romo's best interest he made a wise decision. The daily pain from those injuries he will carry on for the rest of his life. Becoming worse as he ages. He will turn 37 on April 21.

Romo has reached a verbal agreement with CBS to be its No. 1 color commentator, replacing former NFL quarterback Phil Simms.

Romo also had interests from other sports news organizations.

The Cowboys are planning to release him Tuesday. Dallas is expected to designate Romo as a post-June 1 release, softening the blow against the Cowboys' cap this season. Instead of counting $24.7 million against the cap in 2017, Romo would count $10.7 million this year and $8.9 million in 2018. The Cowboys would gain $14 million in cap space this season, but it would not become available until June 2. The Cowboys will carry $19.6 million in dead money for the 2017 season, $8.9 million in 2018 and $3.2 million in 2019. as reported by espn.

Romo now will get to spend more time with his family while still retaining a strong connection to the game he loves. Romo spent the past several weeks working through the decision, sources stated.

Romo no longer will be a consideration for the Texans or Broncos. He can be an emergency qb to any team who finds a need thru the upcoming season. Be sure any team would have to pay Romo a hefty fee to come out of retirement.

The Texans were seen as leading contender for Romo. Tom Savage will now be Texans #1 with Brandon Weedon as #2

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