Important football insight impacting the home team from our pal Craig.
Craig Glazer: Tony Romo Decides To Leave The NFL For The ‘Booth’
Chiefs fans no longer have to wonder if Tony Romo will ever be a Chief. Tony has decided to call it quits! Broadcasting will pay him a few million a year plus endorsements dough. Hey its safer and maybe for Tony, more fun. While many teams would have signed the 37 year old quarterback, and his pay would have been higher, it just felt like enough was enough. Are you listening ‘Big Ben’.
Many teams were interested in Romo, but his lack of playing time the last several years and constant injuries were a big issue. Of course being in his late 30’s was maybe the biggest problem. While the Chiefs were saying NO, there is little doubt there was interest here as well, for the right price and deal. KC makes no secret of the fact that Alex Smith is near the end with KC. Most feel he has gone as far as he can go, a playoff quarterback that can’t win in the post season.
The AFC seems to be the weaker league today. New England is everyone’s pick to repeat and go to another super bowl. Tom Brady is still young at 40. To be fair, it was more likely Tony would have gone to Houston or Denver than KC. Now he’s just not going to play.
Hey Tony has tons of money saved up from his many years with the Cowboys and it sure is safer and easier to be on the tube than on the field at his age with his issues, so you can’t blame the guy.
As for the Chiefs, no killer off season signings, looking like KC will depend on the draft to improve the teams problem areas: running back, linebacker, back up quarterback and of course more pass defense, perhaps another wide receiver as well. With Smith at quarterback, a tough schedule ahead, Oakland getting back their starting quarterback, on and on, could be a rough year for our Chiefs.
Now about drafting a quarterback in the first round?