WASHINGTON — Redskins great Joe Theismann says oft-injured Tony Romo should retire.
Theismann joined ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown,” where he shared with Chris Berman a recent conversation he had with Romo, who’s started just four games since the start of the 2015 season, regarding the Cowboys quarterback’s health.
“I don’t think Tony should play any more,” Theismann said. “And I told him that a couple of weeks ago. I said, ‘Look. I care about you as a person.'”
Romo suffered a broken bone in his back during the Cowboys’ third preseason game against the Seahawks in August. The Cowboys have said he’s on track for a Week 8 return against the Eagles. Romo also missed most of 2015 with two shoulder injuries.
“When I saw him play in Seattle, I saw a guy in harm’s way,” Theismann added, according to Adam Schefter. “When you can’t protect yourself at that position, that concerns me. He’s going to get hit. He’s going to go to the ground. He’s going to hit that shoulder.”
“You don’t know what that next element is,” he said. “I’m worried about Tony, the man.”