The two spent nine years together in Dallas, and the cornerback said Wednesday on NFL Network he believes Romo will be an instant hit in the broadcasting booth.
“I think he’s going to do great,” Scandrick said, according to NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling. “Tony is brilliant. I love the guy. Man, I’m going to miss having him as my teammate.”
As part of CBS’ No. 1 team, Romo will undoubtedly cover many of his former team’s games, which begs the question: Will the retired quarterback be willing to criticize his former teammates and coaches if the situation requires it?
“I think he would be brutally honest,” Scandrick continued. “I think he would just call it how he sees it. He’s a smart guy. He’s phenomenal at the way he understands the game. Tony’s been a cerebral player for a long, long time. And that’s how he rose to what he was.”
There’s few that doubt Romo has the necessary charisma to pull off the move to TV, but with zero broadcasting experience, it remains to be seen how insightful of an analyst he’ll be and if he can put his biases to one side – a problem that’s doomed the careers of many players-turned-broadcasters.
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