Phil Simms staying with CBS as studio analyst

Tony Romo may be replacing Simms in the broadcast booth for games, but Simms is not leaving the network.

Tony Romo may be replacing Phil Simms in the CBS broadcast booth for NFL games, but that doesn't mean Simms is leaving the network.

The former Giants quarterback will be part of CBS' pregame studio show, the network announced Wednesday.


Simms already has studio experience, working on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" with host James Brown, who also pilots "The NFL Today" on CBS. Simms will replace former Chiefs and Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez on "The NFL Today."

Also working on both "Inside the NFL" and "The NFL Today" is former Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason.

CBS announced on April 4 that Romo would be replacing Simms as the network's No. 1 analyst for NFL games, working alongside lead play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz.

Romo and Simms both spent 14 years as an NFL quarterback. Simms, who won a pair of Super Bowls and was the MVP of Super Bowl XXI, has been with CBS since 1998.

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