Tony Romo ‘subject of CBS intervention’ after network was ‘concerned’ about his broadcasting
TONY ROMO was reportedly the subject of an “intervention” from CBS over his show.
The former NFL quarterback, 42, joined the network as a color analyst after retiring in 2017.
Romo replaced Phil Simms in the CBS booth, working on live broadcasts alongside play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz.
He is known for his excitable personality on air and his ability to quickly read offensive and defensive plays.
Romo signed a contract extension with CBS in 2020, which earns him around $17 million each year.
During the 2022 season, Romo drew criticism from some quarters for his “cringe” comment.
According to the New York Post, CBS executives intervened this past offseason because they felt Romo had lost “some of its luster” and needed “better preparation.”
NYP reporter Andrew Marchand told The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast: “Tony Romo needs to learn more.
“He has to be better prepared. When you move away from the touchline, you have to work more.
“I know CBS is aware of that. They attempted intervention last offseason. They knew they expected this.
“That’s a credit to the people in charge there. But it hasn’t gotten any better.
“There was the narration from CBS when Romo got all the publicity.
“You heard from Nantz’s side and people at CBS that Nantz was the one who created Romo.
“So the problem now is, why isn’t Nantz helping Romo get to that next level?”
According to the report, CBS executives flew to Romo’s Dallas home last offseason to improve his on-air partnership with Nantz.
They are reportedly set to do the same again after the 2022 campaign.
Nantz and Romo will cover Super Bowl LVIII in 2024, which will air on CBS.
A CBS spokesman responded to the claims: “To call this an intervention is a completely mischaracterization. We meet regularly with our on-air talents.”
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