After Jay Cutler was easily coaxed out of retirement by the Miami Dolphins, it’s fair to wonder if former Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo could be too.
The Miami Dolphins managed to coerce quarterback Jay Cutler out of retirement before they even played a preseason game. It took $10 million, granted, but they made it happen.
Cutler didn’t garner much interest in the league during free agency, so he decided to hang up his cleats and make his way towards the broadcast booth for Fox Sports.
Retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, on the other hand, was garnering interest, and made his way towards the broadcast booth at CBS. He was spotted working with Jim Nance during the Cowboys‘ Hall of Fame preseason game last Thursday.
Which brings up my next point. If Cutler– who seemingly has a lukewarm interest in football, could return to the field this quickly, why couldn’t Tony Romo? Especially if it was for a team more championship-caliber than the Dolphins loses their starter.
Romo always appeared to love the game of football, much more so than Cutler. It seemed as if teams were ready to kick the tires on the 37 year old quarterback, pending a Cowboys release or trade. No such teams were doing the same for the released Cutler.
And Romo’s decision seemed to come out of the blue. He was plucked from the game he loves, to transition into a second career revolving around said game. He replaced a guy in Phil Simms, who is still employed by the network. If Romo does decide to return, CBS has a contingency plan. And a solid one too.
Oh, and Romo still hasn’t filled out those pesky retirement papers, so there’s that.
It was a shock to Cowboys nation when Romo announced his “retirement” from the NFL. He wasn’t expected to return to Dallas, but he also wasn’t expected to give up on a Lombardi trophy so abruptly either. Hence, why it wouldn’t be a shock if another team decides to give Romo a call.
And he obliges.