Retiring QB Tony Romo to wear No. 9 for Mavericks

Apr 09, 2017, 02:03
Retiring QB Tony Romo to wear No. 9 for Mavericks

Former Ramapo High star Chris Simms, Phil's son and a Bleacher Report NFL analyst, said on his "Simms and Lefkoe" podcast that CBS did not give his father a heads-up that they were looking to replace him with the Cowboys quarterback.

"It's been out there rumored for two weeks". Romo will be joining Jim Nantz in the booth to call games on CBS. I'm pretty sure that Jim Nantz remembers and I'm pretty sure he'll never let it go. You can bet front offices of the Jaguars, Tenneessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts felt better about their AFC South chances the moment Romo posted a picture on social media in a blue blazer, tweeting out with a CBS hashtag: "I guess it's time to start dressing up".

CBS sportscaster Phil Simms recently found out he would soon be out of a job, but the National Football League commentator didn't find out through the network.

"I would like to set the record straight that I was not aware that [CBS Sports Chairman] Sean McManus had called my father's agent, Steve Rosner, the day before the news broke to let him know that CBS was pursuing Tony Romo for the role of the lead color analyst for their National Football League coverage", Chris Simms wrote on Twitter.

Phil Simms was indeed on vacation when news broke Tuesday that Romo would be taking his spot, leading to quick speculation that the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback with the Giants had been fired. It basically said, 'Hey, listen. "When he was able to be around, he was always willing to be helpful to all the guys like me and Dak (Prescott)". 'Hello, friends.' He's kind of the face and voice of the network. "So I would think in some degree or fashion, I'm not trying to throw Jim under the bus, but yeah, he signed off on this to some degree".

Chris Simms did very little thinking over the last few days.

Chris Simms speculated that could mean dropping down to be an analyst on a lower broadcast or potentially moving to the studio team.

CBS Sports boss Sean McManus praised Simms earlier this week and has said he hopes to keep Simms at CBS in an unspecified new role, but he has not offered any details on what that might entail.

"I really think all those things are on the table", he said.