His name was thrown around — along with Colin Kaepernick — when Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone. Would the Green Bay Packers call former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo?
From what we’ve seen so far, the answer is either no or they did and were turned down. Romo is obviously not in his home-state team’s uniform. He remains on the No. 1 NFL broadcasting team at CBS.
However, former teammate DeMarcus Ware suggested to Rich Eisen that he “thinks” Romo got a call from the Packers.
Here was the exchange.
Rich Eisen: Do you think Romo got a call from the Packers?
DeMarcus Ware: I think he got a call from the Packers.
Rich Eisen: Do you know if he got a call from the Packers?
DeMarcus Ware, smiling: I don’t know if he got a call from the Packers, but I know teams, they do call. They do call and still want you to do some things. I still get calls.
That’s not exactly a confirmation, but you would think the Packers would discuss and explore all options. If there was an outside guy to step in for Rodgers, Romo was certainly the most intriguing possibility.
Instead, the Packers stuck with (or are stuck with) Brett Hundley.
Romo had been coy about a return to the NFL. When asked about a possible return on air, Romo said that he might not have thrown his last NFL pass. That aside, he appears committed to staying in the booth.