Romo, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, has become arguably football’s most popular color commentator in recent years. Between predicting plays to being an enthusiastic voice in the booth, Romo has brought fresh energy to the broadcasting profession.
Romo will conclude his fourth season at CBS when he calls Super Bowl 55. In a recent interview with The Athletic, Romo reflected on his broadcasting journey and stayed humble in the process.
Tony Romo has become a superstar announcer at CBS
When he stayed healthy, Tony Romo was among the NFL’s top starting quarterbacks for nearly a decade.
Injuries caught up to Romo, who played his entire 14-season career with the Dallas Cowboys. Romo missed most of the 2016 season with a back injury, which allowed Dak Prescott to take over and rise to stardom.
Romo’s enthusiasm and ability to predict plays made him an instant fan favorite. The duo of Romo and Nantz, along with sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson, have received favorable reviews for four seasons.
Romo will call his second Super Bowl on February 7
Romo and Nantz are in the booth on February 7. Brady, now with the Buccaneers, will face Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55.
Tony Romo remained humble when asked to assess himself
Tony Romo has had a meteoric rise to success in his four years at CBS Sports, and he is fully aware of that fact.
During a recent interview with The Athletic, Romo was asked to assess where he is as a broadcaster. After first responding that he leaves analysis like that to the media, Romo expanded on his true feelings.
Something I’ve always had a passion for is just never being the same from one year to the next. This year has definitely been more challenging because of the situation the world is in. It hasn’t been quite the same as other years as far as the ability to do a couple of things that I had a vision for this season. Because of the times we are in, we have worked really hard to try and still make things feel the same. At the same time, I think I have improved in a few areas that I’m proud of. But I’ll also tell you: Ultimately, you’re just always playing a game with yourself to be the best version of who you are. I think that never ends. I don’t think you’re ever going to arrive or be complete.
Romo has the right attitude, especially after he signed a long-term contract with CBS Sports last year. According to the New York Post, Romo’s new deal will pay him roughly $17 million per year.
Romo’s contract is expected to exceed $100 million.