Here’s why Dallas Cowboys veteran quarterback Tony Romo retiring now may actually help his bid to get into the NFL’s Hall of Fame one day.
Retired quarterback Tony Romo is known for being a very smart man. Retiring when he did may prove to be one of his most genius moves. It may also cement his place in the professional football Hall of Fame.
As news of Romo’s retirement shocked the NFL, I believe the move was very calculated. This wasn’t a decision he rushed into over-night. Romo has been thinking about this long and hard for several months.
I’m sure a lot of fans are asking why he would retire now when he can still play at a high level. Health, risk of permanent injury, the grind at 37 years old, and the thought of being away from his family all played a big role.
However, I think there may be another thing Tony thought about while making this decision. If he were to retire before some of the other marquee quarterbacks of his era, he may have better odds of being a first ballot Hall of Fame inductee.
With premier quarterbacks such as Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, and Ben Roethlisberger still playing Romo will likely be the best quarterback eligible for the 2022 inductee class.
While the NFL has many sure-fire future Hall of Fame quarterbacks playing right now, Romo is not a sure thing for the hall to some voters.
Obviously, I am very Pro-Romo on my stance. His resume speaks for itself in my opinion, though.
- -Went from an undrafted rookie to the Dallas Cowboys all-time leader in many passing categories.
- Currently holds the third best passer rating in NFL history.
- Never played in a meaningless game in his career. Meaning each game he played in had playoff implications.
As Romo enters the next phase of his life, there is no doubt in my mind he will be an excellent NFL analyst. He’s got a superb intellect, and unmatched work ethic. He’s going to be a natural fit. He also went into this venture at the perfect time to cement his legacy in the future. Smart man.
Thanks for everything Tony.