It appears Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will not have a problem finding work after his football career is over.
For most of us, retirement means you no longer need to find a job. That’s not necessarily the case if you are a professional athlete. Depending upon how good of a player you were, finding new employment could be a necessity.
That’s likely not the case for Dallas Cowboys longtime quarterback Tony Romo. The soon-to-be 37-year old has made millions of dollars over his 14-year career as the starter under center for America’s Team for nearly a decade. His endorsements alone likely make him set for life financially.
So after the last few injury-plagued seasons, it no wonder some might think Romo would consider hanging up his cleats for good. Even if it’s just so he can start playing golf again.
But according to one football insider, Romo wants to keep playing football. So much so, he recently refused a lucrative offer to start a career off-the-field.
"“Some knowledge about Romo first,” wrote longtime NFL columnist Peter King on the MMQB earlier this week. “It’s likely he plays somewhere in 2017, and I say that because I know he had a chance to get at least one very good off-field job offer since the end of the regular season. He didn’t do it, because he still wants to play.”"
King didn’t go into specifics about the job offer Romo refused. But it isn’t a stretch to think it would be in front of the camera as an analyst for one of the major sports networks. Another likely post-retirement route could be as an NFL coach. The aging quarterback is practically already a coach mentally.
Again, it is not a stretch to envision Tony Romo leading a locker room at the helm of a franchise as a coordinator or even head coach one day. For now, it appears the veteran still believes he has more football left in him.