Tony Romo, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, has been a household name for nearly two decades. With his record-breaking performances on the field and his charismatic personality off it, Romo has established himself as one of the most beloved figures in NFL history. Following his retirement in 2017, he transitioned from the field to the broadcast which has been anything but smooth for the former quarterback.
According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, CBS has grown concerned regarding Tony Romo’s level of preparation for football telecasts with the network. Marchand explained the network’s concern on his podcast with John Ourand this week.
“Tony Romo needs to study more,” Marchand said on The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast. “He needs to be better prepared. As you move away from the sidelines, you need to do more work. I know CBS is aware of this. They tried an intervention last offseason. They knew, they anticipated this. That’s a credit to them, the people in charge there. But it has not gotten better.”
Andrew Marchand further added that Romo’s broadcast colleague, Nantz, hasn’t helped him much either amid criticism of the former quarterback’s performance.
“Nantz is about Nantz,” Marchand said. “He’s been like that for a long time. You see that in the postgame when he does the broadcast and then he’s going down and doing the podium. I don’t understand why Tracy Wolfson or someone else can’t do that…but it’s Nantz all the time.”
Marchand further questioned why Nantz wasn’t helping Romo get to the next level despite claiming to have been the one who created Romo.
“There was the narrative out of CBS when Romo was getting all the publicity. You heard from Nantz’s side and people from CBS that Nantz was the one who created Romo. So the issue now is, why isn’t Nantz helping Romo get to this next level?”
CBS signed Romo to a contract extension in 2020 reportedly worth greater than $17 million per year according to reports from The Washington Post. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we bring you similar stories.
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