Tony Romo Retires: Smart Move

By Duke

Bleacher Report –

Tony Romo went from an undrafted also-ran to a true franchise quarterback in the span of a few seasons, but his storied career will end Tuesday when the 36-year-old retires to pursue a broadcasting career. 

ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Todd Archer reported Romo will go into broadcasting after the Dallas Cowboys release him Tuesday. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed the quarterback will retire.

Schefter and Archer’s report states the Cowboys are expected to designate Romo as a post-June 1 cut, meaning the signal-caller will count $10.7 million against the salary cap in 2017 and $8.9 million in 2018. The move will clear $14 million in cap space.

Here’s my question, why keep playing?  There are a million reasons not to…

  • Only played for one team (Cowboys)
  • Constantly hurt
    • Shoulders made of paper mache
  • He’s 36 years old
  • He’s hot in demand on the analyst market
  • He’s not that good anymore
  • Not getting hit sounds fun

Reasons too keep playing?

  • Money

Not a big math guy but just a quick list of 6 to 1 of cons v pros means you retire in this spot.  Here’s the problem…no one retires in this spot.  How many of our former heroes hung on just a littttttle bit too long?

Ed Reed was WAY past his prime with the freaking Jets.  I would love to remember him as a Raven.  You want to talk about a self serving money grab, Kobe Bryant crippled the Lakers franchise the last few years.  Alex Rodriguez hung on so far past his prime I had to google if he was retired for this blog.

It happens in every sport and I get it but Tony Romo should be applauded for sparing us shitty Tony Romo.  It’s not like he’s heading to a rocking chair either.  People are lining up to hire him to be an analyst so why not sit in a studio and make a couple million bucks?

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It’d be like if Lundberg stopped hounding you about the fucking TPS reports and just asked you to talk about football 17 Sunday’s a year and you got 1/3 of what you used to make.  And now you have all week to do whatever the hell you want to do.  I’d take that in a heartbeat.

Also, how much money does one person need? This is a questions I debate with friends at least once a month.  Romo has made $140 milly and I’m pretty sure he’s doing OK.

Good for you, Tony.  You don’t need more money.  You want to retire a Cowboy.  Jerry is probably going to offer you a discounted fee for a part of the team anyway.  Retire a legend, albeit a legend who never won shit.


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