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Famous QB Has Epic Game, and He Didn't Even Suit Up

Tony Romo gaining renown for his smart calls of NFL games
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2019 7:44 AM CST
CBS football analyst Tony Romo walks across the field during warm ups before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

(Newser) – Tom Brady had a great game on Sunday, as did Rams QB Jared Goff. But in the view of ESPN's Mike Greenberg, "no one in the sport had a better day ... than Tony Romo," he tweeted. "Just exceptional." Tony Romo? Yes, the quarterback who retired two years ago is fast gaining legendary status up in the booth calling games for CBS. Greenberg is not alone in his view, thanks to Romo's uncanny ability to predict plays on the fly. Details:

  • Epic call: One particular call is getting lots of attention—watch it here. As the Patriots lined up for a critical play in the fourth quarter, Romo noted that Brady was killing the original play call. Then he predicted what would follow: "Usually means a motion and a run out wide to the right." It was, and it resulted in a touchdown.
  • Others: NFL rounds up other calls by Romo during the game here. At one point, after this play, fellow broadcaster Jim Nantz says of Brady, "He saw what you saw, Tony."

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