Networks employ a lot of former players and coaches as broadcasters after they decide to hang up their cleats.
Some of them fare pretty well, while others…not so much.
— All 22 (@all22) October 18, 2016
After the 2016-17 season, two former quarterbacks were hired to be color commentators for two major networks – former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo at CBS and former Bears signal caller Jay Cutler at Fox.
Cutler never made into the broadcast booth and instead signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins. The Santa Claus, Indiana, native brought Fins fans a nice little present in his first game behind center: A win behind some pretty decent QB play.
— Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) August 28, 2017
Romo, on the other hand, has taken the opportunity so far to show off his skills in two games. Not only is he causing a buzz by his impressive booth presence, he’s also turned out to be a bit of a psychic.
— ✭Amador✭ (@Amrod2323) September 17, 2017
During the NFL’s opening weekend, Romo was paired with Jim Nantz, taking over for Phil Simms. The normal job of a color guy is to analyze the play that just happened, not predict what’s about to happen.
Romo clearly didn’t get that memo.