Tony Romo will remain in the broadcast booth — for now.
The former Cowboys quarterback and current analyst addressed the rumblings that Dallas fans would like to see him serve as offensive coordinator, saying he isn’t planning on making any career moves in the near future.
“Well, they’ll have to wait,” Romo said Tuesday, via the Dallas Morning News. “I’m sure one day I’ll coach. Right now, I’m happy with where I’m at.”
While Romo has an excellent understanding of football, he’s never served as a coach at any level of the game. He’s also doing a great job in his present role.
It was reported last week that CBS will be working out a contract extension to keep Romo with the network. He makes $4 million annually, but that number could increase significantly depending on his work during Super Bowl 53 and the demand for his services next season.
For comparison, Jon Gruden made $6.5 million with ESPN and John Madden reportedly made $8 million in his prime in the early 1990s.
Dallas’ offensive coordinator position remains vacant since the team parted ways with Scott Linehan earlier this month after he spent four seasons with the franchise.