Phil Simms Reveals New Role With CBS After Being Replaced by Tony Romo


Phil Simms and Tony Romo will be linked for years to come, and could cross paths.

Simms spoke with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch about moving to The NFL Today studio show.

“Listen, I didn’t make any comments for a lot of reasons and you want to sit there and think about it,” Simms said. “Initially was my pride hurt? Absolutely. Of course it was … So it took a little bit. Not long. I STARTED thinking about it in a positive way and then I became excited about it.

“[CBS Sports Chairman] Sean [McManus] had talked to me over the years about maybe going into the studio. I now get to FOLLOW the league like I want to. That was probably the most frustrating thing about my job. You do one or two games a week, you can’t really pay attention to the other teams like I wanted to do. When you do games, you are all-in on those games. On Inside The NFL, I get to say things about stuff that I never get to say in a broadcast.”

That’s a great way to approach it.

Simms will replace Tony Gonzalez in the CBS studio, and will join James Brown, Bill Cowher, Bart Scott and Boomer Esiason.

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