Phil Simms has a new job.
In the two weeks following the news that Tony Romo would be taking over for Phil Simms at CBS, many questioned what would happen to the longtime NFL color analyst. CBS announced Romo would work alongside Jim Nantz, leaving Simms in no-man’s-land.
After much speculation, CBS announced Phil Simms’ new position.
NFL ON CBS news…Phil Simms is joining THE NFL TODAY as studio analyst pic.twitter.com/KpM8paizNt
— CBS Sports PR (@CBSSportsGang) April 19, 2017
According to John Ourand, of the Sports Business Journal, Simms will take over for Tony Gonzalez.
CBS moves Phil Simms to its "NFL Today" studio. He takes the seat vacated by Tony Gonzalez last month. Story coming in SBD Closing Bell.
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) April 19, 2017
Gonzalez stepped away from his broadcasting career with CBS after three years, citing travel issues. In a statement released by CBS Sports, Gonzalez said he hopes to continue his broadcasting career in the L.A. area.
“I have had an incredible and rewarding three years at CBS and wish it could be more, but traveling to New York each week during the season is not what is best for my family at this time. While I hope to remain in broadcasting I will look to do so in the L.A. area. I can’t thank CBS enough for their support.”
It’s a good landing spot for Simms, after many thought that CBS might end up moving on from Nantz’s longtime on-air partner.