Phil Simms stays with CBS, will move to a studio role on 'The NFL Today'

Phil Simms will remain a part of our NFL Sundays, after all.

Simms, supplanted by Tony Romo as the lead analyst on CBS’ NFL broadcasts, will stick with CBS but move to “The NFL Today,” the network’s studio show. That’s according to multiple reports including USA Today. Tony Gonzalez recently said he’d be leaving “The NFL Today” to spend more time with his family.

Simms has done studio work for years as part of “Inside the NFL” on Showtime, so it won’t be new to him.

“I’m excited to be in the studio,” Simms told USA Today. “I’ve said for a quite a few years it’d be fun to cover the whole league and watch how all the players and coaches manage the game. I already know ‘J.B.’ [James Brown] and Boomer [Esiason] from doing ‘Inside the NFL.’ I am looking forward to the next phase of my broadcast career.”

The former New York Giants quarterback had been the color commentator on CBS’ No. 1 NFL broadcast team with play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz, but when Romo decided to retire from the Dallas Cowboys he was hired to be Nantz’s new partner.

In the USA Today interview, Simms said he hasn’t spoken to Romo yet but planned to and would be happy to offer advice on his transition from the playing field to the broadcast booth.

Phil Simms will move to the studio as part of CBS’ NFL coverage. (AP)
Phil Simms will move to the studio as part of CBS’ NFL coverage. (AP)

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