Washington Redskins legend Joe Theismann, who had his NFL career brought to an end by a gruesome leg injury suffered on a Lawrence Taylor tackle, explained on “Monday Night Countdown” that he thinks Romo should retire.
“When I saw him play in Seattle, I saw a guy in harm’s way,” Theismann explained, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “When you can’t protect yourself at that position, that concerns me. He’s going to get hit. He’s going to go to the ground. He’s going to hit that shoulder. You don’t know what that next element is. I’m worried about Tony the man.”
Finally, I’ve waited all season to hear some Joe Theismann hot takes. Should Tony Romo retire because he’s going to get hit? This is the most important question of the 2016 season. I mean, Dak Prescott has the Cowboys offense in his back pocket so it’s not like Dallas really needs him back.
But to be serious for a second, Romo’s bones are made of glass and he is hurt every single season. I know for a fact that Dallas is ready to move on from Romo. What is the benefit of keeping around the most injury prone quarterback I’ve ever seen? So he can lose to the Seahawks in the first round of the playoffs for the next 3 seasons?
As a Giants fan, I never want Tony Romo to retire. He is the sole reason why the Cowboys have been irrelevant since the 90’s. He has the mental fortitude of a human vegetable and the physical fortitude of a vegetable vegetable.
Perhaps it is truly time for Romo to hang em up.