Tony Romo Out of Sundays NFL Broadcast Due to COVID-19 Protocols

by Atlanta Northcutt

CBS analyst Tony Romo will be forced to miss the final game of the NFL season as the Cardinals face-off against the Rams on Sunday in order to follow COVID-19.

Tony Romos Will Not Broadcast Due to COVID Protocols

CBS announced the sports analyst and former Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo will be forced to miss the final Week 17 game between the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams.

CBS Sports has only announced Romo won’t be sitting in the broadcasting booth due to COVID-19 protocols. However, they have not informed the public of whether Romo’s absence is due to testing positive for the virus or caused by being exposed to someone testing positive.

The change was announced Saturday afternoon. It will be the first day of work Romo has missed a day with the network since joining.

Boomer Esiason Will Join Jim Nantz Sunday

A fixture in broadcasting for CBS Sports, Jim Nantz will be announcing the widely-watched game, as per usual. For this high-stakes game, CBS Sports analyst Boomer Esiason will be joining Nantz in the booth. The announcement was made following the news of Romos being unable to work. 

The game between the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals is very important for each time. One must achieve success during Week 17 in order to achieve the goal of competing in the final playoffs. Everything has completely changed with a new broadcaster being the voice of the game as the former quarterback is forced to sit out.

Week 17: Rams vs. Cardinals

CBS is joining a list of other sports stations to be affected by COVID-19. ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit tested positive for the coronavirus. He was unable to be part of Friday’s Sugar Bowl as the Ohio Buckeyes faced off against the Clemson Tigers. However, Herbstreit and the ESPN network were able to set up equipment. This allowed him to announce the game safely from his home.

However, this same setup isn’t expected when it comes to Tony Romos. Sunday’s game will be the deciding factor in which team will be part of the playoffs.