Tony Romo says he has an idea of what his next broadcast job will be, but he's not ready to publicize it.
Romo, whose contract with CBS has expired, has quickly become one of the best NFL analysts in the industry and can now speak to other networks. Even so, CBS has the preemption option, which means that it matches any best offer Romo receives from another network.
"At the moment we are obviously in this position as a free agent, but in my brain it is one of those things where you speak to your wife, the people you know at heart," said Romo on Tuesday 97.1 The Eagle. "You just have to find out what is important and try to make the best possible decision. I mean, of course I'm trying to say it right here, but I feel that there is no perfect answer. It's just that I'm going through it, and I've never gone through that in the broadcasting world. It's just something I'm basically learning.
"It reminds me very much of my sophomore year with the Dallas Cowboys," added Romo, who, as the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, was never a free agent. "I had no idea how to negotiate with Jerry Jones. I just want to play. You don't really know better. I have a feeling that this thing won't be like this. … All I want is an obvious answer, right? You just want something to be very simple. "
Since CBS has the right to be rejected, many consider it a good chance that Romo will return and stay with Jim Nantz on the network's broadcast team # 1 in the fall.
"I think I'm a little bit there, but we'll see how it plays, although I think I already know, but I'm just not telling you," said Romo with a laugh.
According to NBC Sports, Romo could make an eight-digit annual offer.
Last month, Andrew Marchand from the Post reported that while CBS anticipates a strong boost for Romo, CBS is ready to compete very aggressively to keep its new broadcast star.
Romo also made news about his other passion – golf.
On Tuesday, according to NBC Sports, Romo was granted sponsorship for a Korn Ferry Tour event, the development tour of the PGA Tour. Romo, who has received sponsorship exemption for some tour events but never made the cut, will play at the Veritex Bank Championship at the Texas Rangers Golf Glub in Arlington, Texas, April 16-19.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to play the future PGA TOUR stars at the Veritex Bank Championship," Romo said in a statement. “It will be great to play in the shadow of the AT&T stadium and have the tournament in my own garden. I worked hard on my game and hope to make a little noise during the championship. "
Romo has never participated in a Korn Ferry Tour event before the Web.Com Tour.