Could Packers reach out to Tony Romo?
With Aaron Rodgers out for an extended period of time due to a broken collarbone suffered on Sunday, could the Green Bay Packers reach out to Tony Romo?
It didn’t take long after Rodgers went down with his injury for the speculation to begin about Green Bay potentially checking in with Romo to see if he would be interested in playing for them.
Many NFL reporters started some chatter with tweets, including ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Just wondering: what if the Packers called Wisconsin’s own Tony Romo…?
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2017
Packers should sign Romo — the Wisconsin kid
— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) October 15, 2017
What if Tony Romo came back to the NFL to play for his childhood team the Green Bay Packers? No way…. right?
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) October 15, 2017
Romo, 37, grew up in Wisconsin and was a Packers fan during his youth. He is the best quarterback not currently on an NFL roster.
Romo lost his starting job with the Dallas Cowboys last year after suffering a back injury in the preseason and being supplanted by Dak Prescott as the team’s starter. Romo opted to go into broadcasting this year, signing with CBS to become their lead analayst.
Romo’s broadcasting career has already taken off, as he’s received rave reviews for his work in the booth. Would he give that up to return to the NFL and take big hits some more, even if it’s with a playoff contender? This could become the hottest story of the week, especially after what Romo said last week.