NFL critics, fans are going crazy over Tony Romo's TV debut

Romo accurately predicts plays during Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans game

SAN ANTONIO – Former Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo is turning heads and receiving a lot of praise after excelling in his TV debut as an NFL analyst during the season opener between the Oakland Raiders and the Tennessee Titans.

Romo surprised many NFL critics and fans alike as CBS Sports No. 1 analyst, taking to social media to share their thoughts about the four-time Pro Bowl quarterback’s new calling.

In a video posted to Twitter, Romo is heard showing off his knowledge accurately predicting plays before the ball is snapped.

The video has since gone viral with the tweet saying, "Tony Romo's going to be so good at this."

Many on social media shared the same theme, with one Twitter user sharing, "When Tony Romo's making his broadcasting debut, and he's actually, really good."  

“Romo already creating a broadcasting legacy betting on plays before they happen…and being right,” another user said on Twitter.

Romo, who retired shortly after the 2016 season, played 13 seasons with the Cowboys and was the starting quarterback for 10 years. 

Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2003, Romo eventually climbed his way up the totem pole and replaced Super Bowl champion and four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Bledsoe for the starting job during the 2006 NFL season.

After several successful seasons under his belt that never reflected well into the playoffs, Romo was hit with an injury during the Cowboys’ third preseason game, causing him to miss the first 10 games of the last year’s season.

The starting duties were handed off to 2016’s Offensive Rookie of the Year Dak Prescott who led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record and the NFC East title.

Months after the 2016 season, Romo announced his retirement and was soon hired as CBS Sports’ lead color analyst, replacing longtime analyst Phil Simms.

In the build up to the start of the 2017 season, all eyes were once again on Romo and for many on social media, he did not disappoint.

Check out what NFL critics, fans had to say about Tony Romo’s TV debut.


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