Ever since Tony Romo joined the CBS booth, he’s established himself as one of the best color analysts in football. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback routinely shows off his high IQ and has become a fan favorite in the NFL community.
Romo called the Kansas City Chiefs-Buffalo Bills AFC Championship Game on Sunday. As usual, the 40-year-old did a terrific job with Jim Nantz during the Chiefs’ 38-24 win at home. Kansas City will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl, a game everyone is looking forward to since it will feature Patrick Mahomes against Tom Brady.
Not many people thought the Buccaneers would get to the Super Bowl this season since they were so-so in the regular season. However, Tony Romo had a feeling Brady and Co. would figure out a way to make him look smart.
Tony Romo calls plays before they happen from the CBS booth
Tony Romo consistently calls plays before they happen, causing many to believe he’s a wizard in the CBS booth. The four-time Pro Bowler may have never led the Cowboys to a Super Bowl during his playing career, but he’s one of the smartest NFL players of all time.
In 156 games with the Cowboys, Romo threw for 34,183 yards and 248 touchdowns while completing 65.3% of his passes. He studied film religiously, and it helped him become the football savant he is today for CBS.
When Romo signed with CBS, many football fans were skeptical about the move. However, NFL viewers love Romo, so much so that they pray he’s calling their favorite team’s game on Sunday.
During the 2020 regular season, Tony Romo showed off his knowledge of the game by telling viewers what teams would run before the ball was snapped. In Week 12, the California native took his fortune-telling skills to another level.
Tony Romo predicted that the Chiefs and Buccaneers would meet in the Super Bowl in Week 12
After the Chiefs defeated the Buccaneers in Week 12, Tony Romo predicted that Kansas City and Tampa Bay would meet again at Raymond James Stadium in the Super Bowl. It was a bold statement since Tom Brady and Co. didn’t look like title contenders at the time.
However, anything Romo says turns into gold these days. Critics who have previously said his predictions were lucky can’t state that anymore. Romo now has a track record of being right with his insights.
In Week 12, the Chiefs beat the Buccaneers by a final score of 27-24. Patrick Mahomes threw for 462 yards and three touchdowns, while Brady finished with 345 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Football fans worldwide are excited about the Super Bowl since it pits two of the best quarterbacks against each other. CBS will broadcast the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, 2021, which means we get another game with Tony Romo.
Tom Brady is looking for ring No. 7, while Patrick Mahomes looks to repeat
Tom Brady is playing in his 10th Super Bowl and searching for ring No. 7. Meanwhile, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are looking to repeat as champions and become a dynasty.
The last quarterback to win back-to-back Super Bowls is Brady. He won Super Bowl 38 and 39 with the New England Patriots. Ironically, Mahomes has to defeat Brady to enter that club.
The Super Bowl should be a great matchup. Having Tony Romo on the call will certainly make it even more special.
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