Like any person in the sports broadcasting industry, Tony Romo has attracted plenty of fans and supporters but also plenty of critics. It’s just part of being in the business, which the ex-Dallas Cowboys star knows all too well.
Romo just wrapped up his sixth season as an NFL analyst for CBS on the top commentary team with play-by-play man Jim Nantz and sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. Romo replaced Phil Simms in the analyst role after retiring from football in 2017.
Romo spoke about the criticism he receives as an NFL analyst during an interview with Jenna Lemoncelli of the New York Post. In the interview, the former Pro Bowler had an kept an optimistic perspective and explained that the best aren’t afraid of failing, and that they can simply learn from it.
“I think you’re always evolving. I mean, some changes are good, some you’re like, ‘Ah, I shouldn’t do that. But I always trial and error a bunch and sometimes it works.
“I mean, the ability to adapt and learn, if you never try to change at all — I just think like the best players in the world aren’t afraid of failure. You’re going to fail all the time, but at the same time, you succeed because of that, as long as you think about it and try to understand how to improve and then go about the process to make that happen, which is work ethic and commitment. But you got to have a plan for it before.”
Romo and Nantz have called two Super Bowls together since the former’s move to the broadcast booth. They completed their final assignment of the 2022 NFL season on at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, with the Kansas City Chiefs defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game.
After the 2019 season, Romo was handed a lucrative contract extension worth around $17 million annually, and that wound up changing the market for other big-named NFL analysts. Troy Aikman left FOX for ESPN, along with Joe Buck, to sign a reported five-year deal worth around $90 million last year.
And last year, Tom Brady (who announced his retirement on Wednesday) agreed to a $375 million deal with FOX Sports to work on the network’s top NFL commentary team with play-by-play man Kevin Burkhardt and sideline reporter Erin Andrews.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.