Brady Quinn admitted he's "disappointed" Tony Romo retired.
After Romo traded in his Cowboys uniform for a broadcasting career atCBS, Quinn said that since Romo is healthy and piqued interest from other teams, he shouldn't stop playing until he has to.
“As a competitor and as a former player and even as a Tony Romo fan, it’s kind of disappointing,” Brady Quinn said Thursday on "Pro Football Talk Live." “Because the guy’s playing at such a high level. If he is healthy, if he can play, why not, man? Go get that ring. It burns inside of me to want that for other players, because in my mind things got cut short and I wasn’t able to fully live out the dreams and the goals I had for myself.”
Like Romo, Quinn also moved to the broadcast booth for both NFL and college games after his career ended.
Unlike Romo, Quinn felt that he was unable to play anymore, which was a “tough pill to swallow.”
Quinn also explained the transition from player to broadcaster doesn't mean a lighter schedule — if anything, you will be home less because you travel for every game.
“It’s just as much preparation if not more as a broadcaster because you have to watch all three phases, both teams, throughout the course of the week,” Quinn said. “Not just one opponent. So I definitely think it’s a bigger commitment than people realize.”
Considering Romo and his wife Candice are expecting their third child, that might put a burden on his traveling schedule.
But who knows? Romodidn't close the door on a comeback. He could have a Marshawn Lynch moment and toy with the idea of coming out of retirement after next season.