The Patriots are returning to the Super Bowl for the third consecutive season after beating the Chiefs in overtime Sunday, but the real winner of the AFC championship game wasn’t on the field.
He was in the booth.
Tony Romo has captivated audiences broadcasting alongside Jim Nantz, and the clairvoyant CBS analyst will cap off his second season at the Super Bowl.
It’s hard not to think he’ll get the same reaction in Atlanta.
Fans, fellow analysts and professional athletes were quick to compliment the former Cowboys quarterback, who predicted nearly every play during the Patriots game-winning drive in overtime.
You thought Tom Brady was great tonight? Here’s some snippets of Tony Romo’s late-game forecasting wizardry. pic.twitter.com/sH09q6IJfj
— Jack Korte (@JackMyNBC5) January 21, 2019
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions:
Confirmed: Just called Tony Romo to see where I’m going to play next year. #YoureAWizardTony
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) January 21, 2019
You know what: the coach that needed to be hired in the NFL is @tonyromo. Listen to this man. This is pure football genius. He’s calling —literally calling — plays before they happen.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) January 21, 2019
*Tony Romo drinking with his friends*
Romo: I think your wife is going to leave you.
*phone on table starts buzzing*
— SLC Dunk (@slcdunk) January 21, 2019
If @tonyromo ever tells you tomorrow is your last day on Earth, you best get your affairs in order.
— Ryan Brown (@RyanBrownWJOX) January 21, 2019
Tony Romo all night pic.twitter.com/rXF724ivPb
— Dad (@fivefifths) January 21, 2019
do you know if Durant is leaving @tonyromo
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) January 21, 2019
Tony Romo crushed it tonight. Respect.
— Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) January 21, 2019
Great commentating by Tony Romo. He should be a coach. He called out everything that they were doing.
— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) January 21, 2019
*Tony Romo literally predicts the play*
NFL defensive coordinators: pic.twitter.com/ZVK0jZDLPB
— Ishmael Johnson (@IshmaelRJohnson) January 21, 2019
Tony Romo at the end of that game pic.twitter.com/LL9HYxXSQo
— Pick Six Podcast (@picksixpod) January 21, 2019
Tony Romo calling the games like… pic.twitter.com/0Wbjvf7NAT
— Mike Ortiz Jr. (@OrtizDYST) January 21, 2019
And Tony Romo has firmly taken the mantle of best analyst in football. He was incredible. I love when the analyst tells you what WILL happen.
— Dale Arnold (@DaleEArnold) January 21, 2019
You won’t see a better quarterback performance than what you just witnessed. Congratulations, Tony Romo.
— Dan Le Batard & Stugotz Show Reddit (@LeBatard_Reddit) January 21, 2019
Tony Romo was absolutely outstanding tonight. Analysts are there to tell the viewers how things are happening, why things are happening, and forecast what will/could happen. Romo was off the charts in all 3 areas. Well done.
— Nick Bahe (@NickBahe) January 21, 2019
The Super Bowl will be played in 2 weeks between New England & Los Angeles on CBS.
Tony Romo, however, will call the game next Sunday.
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) January 21, 2019
give tony romo a max contract
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) January 21, 2019
Hey @tonyromo, what are tomorrow’s lottery numbers?
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) January 21, 2019