Tony Romo showed up to impersonate Colts legend Peyton Manning.
After spending many years at the NFL level attempting to ascend to the same pinnacles as Colts icon Peyton Manning, Tony Romo has officially hung ’em up and moved into the entertaining phase of his career.
Lucky for us, he’s…well, he’s very entertaining, so it seems to be working out.
Fresh off an exhausting week of football, Romo stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night, where the host implored him to show off a party trick that had delighted him years ago.
At some point during a networking dinner, a soused Romo had shown off his spot-on impressions of the styles of various rival QBs throughout the league. And now, with the eyes of the nation upon him, Kimmel borderline begged Romo to break ’em out against his will.
Luckily, they were pretty good.
And, yes, the low-effort, cross-body Tom Brady throw that somehow always calmly ends up in the arms of a 5-8 white wide receiver named Gritt. It was all in the motions.
We miss Manning under center every Sunday, and we’d go back to those pre-neck surgery days if we could, so this Romo impression actually made us…kind of emotional. We’re man enough to admit it.
For the record, Brady agreed with his portrayal, and we’re still waiting for Manning to weigh in.
In all honesty, it might not be long before Manning gets the itch and finally accepts an offer to join the broadcast booth as well — after all, isn’t Romo just living out the life we’d already sort of preordained for Manning?
Isn’t…isn’t Romo basically doing a Manning impression every day of his life?
We can’t wait to see both men in blazers on Sundays, slinging their particular brands of genius on rival networks. Only a matter of time.