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.
What a bullsh*t article. Desperate on the bye week, I see
Romo is a treasure in the Booth. The man is a great commentator. It would take him just as much time to get accustomed to McCarthy’s offense as it will for Hundley to reach his potential this season. Bringing in any QB off the street at this point is taking two steps back. If the packers really want to add another QB, the should see about getting Hill back. That guy was fun to watch.
Romo is decent in the booth, idk about a “treasure”…lol, but ok.
I would concur with ACE, Slow news day, fake news. If the guy doesn’t know, then Eisen should have the good sense not to make into a story.
SDSPEC nailed it….bringing in a guy off the street, even a veteran is foolish. The learning curve is too long to learn the offense plays, the verbage, get timing down with receivers and backs. I also don’t think he’s mobile enough anymore for this line. Now…the most important thing, no one would be surprised if he didn’t make it through the first game or two without getting injured. Plus, he would demand some serious cash.
If the Packers wanted to be prepared in case Rodgers went down, they should have signed a veteran stop gap QB just in case. But this is Ted, they don’t have a plan B if someone get’s hurt. A lesson that should have been learned in 2013.
I would rather see Taysom Hill also, he’s got some passion to win in him, he reminded me of Brett. The real Brett, the one who belonged in the NFL.
The call from the Packers should have been something like, “Hey Tony, we’ve been listening to you in the booth. You’re doing real well. Spot on how you predict all those offensive plays before they even happen. This guy we have here named Dom is getting a little long in the tooth and we think you could fill a real need. Wanna come work for us as a defensive coordinator?”
That’s kind of how Clay Ford’s conversation went with Matt Millen.