On Tuesday morning, news broke that Tony Romo was retiring from the NFL to join the broadcast team at CBS. Without any type of  broadcasting experience.

Here’s the thing – Romo will reportedly be alongside Jim Nantz. So without ever having worked a day in the press box during an NFL game, Tony Romo has overtaken Phil Simms as an analyst on the network’s number one broadcast team.

It was obviously time for Simms to go, everyone knows that. His analysis has been downright awful at times over the past couple of seasons. I think it’s a surprise to most that he kept the gig for as long as he did. However, the consensus seems to be that Romo is going to be outstanding in the booth from day one.

What are people basing that off? I’ve never heard any of his color analysis during an actual NFL down. Sure, he’s charismatic and well-spoken. He knows the game very well, but is all of that going to translate into the booth? He may be terrible. He could go live on week one and get a case of the yips. The thing is, we just don’t know. I think his praise is just a bit premature. At every turn, I hear people saying what a great move this is.

I’m shocked CBS is giving him the top spot. Why not see what he has first and let him work his way up? Also I’m curious to know what CBS was planning on doing had Romo not retired. Would they have kept Simms in the number one spot knowing that he needed to be demoted?

I’ll tell you one thing for sure. Former CBS reporter Bonnie Bernstein is not happy with the news.