If quarterback-turned-broadcaster Tony Romo was so inclined, he could leave the booth for the football field.
Romo, who won’t turn 39 until April, confirmed he’s received recent contract offers from NFL teams even though he hasn’t taken a snap since the final game of the 2017 regular season.
“There are legitimate contract offers and there are, ‘Hey, what are you thinking?’ Romo said in a Q&A with The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch. “There was something earlier this season and definitely two times this offseason. Usually, it is a coach that reaches out.”
However, despite the interest, it seems more than likely that Romo, who has emerged as the top color analyst in the game, will stay with CBS.
Now on the verge of wrapping up his second full season in the booth by calling the Super Bowl, Romo is expected to be offered a lucrative deal to extend his CBS contract past next season.
Romo, who is earning nearly $4 million already, is expected to be offered a “substantial raise.”
He finished his NFL playing career as the Cowboys’ franchise leader in passing yards (34,183) and touchdown passes (248).