Phil Simms will no longer be the voice of CBS’ NFL coverage, as the network replaced him with recently-retired quarterback Tony Romo.
After some initial uncertainty about Simms’ future, the 61-year-old joined CBS’ “NFL Today” show as co-host – a change he’s apparently excited for.
“I’m very happy with it, yes. I mean, I get to sit next to Boomer Esiason. That’s a great thing, right? You hear the fans cheering they’re so excited about it,” Simms told TMZ, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.
As a former quarterback himself, Simms believes Romo will transition smoothly from the field to the booth.
“He’ll learn the TV business fast,” Simms said. “The view you get from being a broadcaster up in that booth in most stadiums is so great because you see everything. For a quarterback, it’s like watching film.”
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