Pigskin Prognosticator Tony Romo’s Early Super Bowl Pick Has Divided Football Fans
It’s the quarterback-turned-analyst’s boldest prediction yet.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback had just rallied back from a four-point deficit to win the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament when NFL Total Access host Lindsey Rhodes asked to him to forecast the Super Bowl LIII matchup.
— Lindsay Rhodes (@lindsay_rhodes) July 12, 2018
“Oh, if I had to pick right now?” he said. “It’s pretty early. The thing about the NFL is things change pretty fast. Injuries happen. A lot of stuff happens. If I was picking right now, I’d probably go with Green Bay vs. Jacksonville. I think that would be just a tentative rough guess here in the summer months.”
Romo cited a few major reasons that the Packers, who held a 7-9 record at the end of last year’s season, will be “much improved” in 2018, including the addition of star tight end Jimmy Graham to the team’s offense.
“I think you’ll see a couple things that I think are key. The Jimmy Graham addition is going to be very big. A lot of the field goals are going to turn into touchdowns because of that and having him as a weapon.”
Romo also speculated the Green Bay’s secondary players will be stronger and that the implementation of a new strategical system could give opponents trouble.
As for the Jacksonville Jaguars, he said the team is “strong everywhere.” But there’s a third potential Super Bowl LIII contender Romo says shouldn’t be overlooked.
“You can never count out New England,” Romo said. “As long as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are breathing, the easy pick is them.”
The prediction sparked a fiery debate among NFL fans.
If Tony Romo is as good at predictimg the Super Bowl as he is about the next play in the broadcast booth … look like the jags gonna be playing the packers in the Super Bowl 53👀🐆 #GoJags
— Brandon Carroll (@itsbcarroll) July 12, 2018
Boy retirement clearly got the best of him what he smokin
— mart (@Martinjonc97) July 12, 2018
@tonyromo might be on to something. He calls every play before it even happens. I say jags and packers.
— 🖤Tee🖤 (@BaNaNaCoCaInE) July 12, 2018
Moments before the segment. pic.twitter.com/UosdyCSf9S
— The_KC_wolfe (@KCchiefer816mo) July 12, 2018
What type of drugs it this man on
— J.O S.E_SUPREME (@JOSESUPREME3) July 13, 2018
Only time will tell if Romo’s hot take rings true.