4. No. 1 broadcast pairing from CBS will be calling it
You can’t deny that when you have the No. 1 announcer pairing from a major network calling your game, it does feel bigger. Even though this is an early start in Nashville, the No. 1 team for CBS will be calling this game. We’re not just getting Jim Nantz, but this will be Tony Romo’s debut in the booth.
The former franchise quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys retired after the 2016 NFL season and will begin a lucrative career in the CBS booth. He replaces former Super Bowl champion quarterback Phil Simms alongside Nantz. Simms will be in studio for CBS, but it’ll be interesting to see what Romo will bring to a telecast.
Odds are that he will be very insightful, especially when it comes to dissecting the two starting quarterbacks in Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota. Romo could be funny. He did do that DirecTV commercial that one time. However when he was quarterbacking the Cowboys, he wasn’t the most loquacious at press conferences.
Will Romo bomb in his debut in the CBS booth or will he actually be pretty good? It’s an interesting wrinkle to this clash the Raiders will be having with the Titans here in Week 1. Since it’s the No. 1 team in the booth for CBS, this will likely be the game that will be semi-nationally televised during the early afternoon kickoffs.