Tony Romo’s broadcasting career has taken off since his retirement, gaining popularity while working aside Jim Nantz on CBS because his insight, analysis, and uncanny ability to predict plays before they happen.
However, Romo isn’t going to make too many fans in Chicago with his recent Super Bowl prediction.
“If I was picking right now, I’d probably go with Green Bay versus Jacksonville,” Romo said while appearing on the NFL Network’s Total Access Live. “I think that would be just a tentative rough guess here in the summer months.”
Romo must really like what he sees from the Packers, who finished 7-9 last season and parted ways with their general manager, defensive coordinator, and a handful of other assistants after the season ended.
Back in June, Romo said Green Bay was the NFL’s most improved team and even went as far as saying the Packers were the team to beat in 2018. Green Bay added Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham and defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson in free agency to shore up some of the team’s deficiencies last season. It’s fair to say the Packers are better now than they were at the end of last season, but so is every other team in the NFC North. And that includes the Bears, a team that can make its own case for being the most improved squad in the league with an outside shot of being this year’s Cinderella story.
Romo (and Nantz) will call Super Bowl LIII on CBS in February 2019. By then, we’ll know if Romo’s ability to tell you what happens in the future before it happens extends into handicapping Super Bowl favorites.