Tony Romo calls Green Bay Packers ‘the team to beat’

Tony Romo’s transition from the gridiron to the broadcast booth exceeding even the loftiest expectations. Perhaps the most trusted NFL game analyst since John Madden, Romo even earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Sports Personality in his first year on the job.While the former Cowboys quarterback was touted primarily for his ability to envision play calls in advance, that limited narrative ignores the breadth of his football acumen. In his most transcendent moments, Romo channeled Willy Wonka as a choose-your-adventure tour guide, allowing the television audience to experience a phenomenon akin to virtual reality.When he speaks, football fans listen.After wrapping up his 15th annual football camp in Burlington, Wisconsin last week, Romo told his hometown reporters that the Packers will be the “team to beat” this season if the acquisitions in the defensive backfield pan out.”I think the Packers probably got better more than any team I saw this offseason,” Romo said, via WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee. “It’s early and injuries happen, but right now, they’re right at the top for me as far as a team you wouldn’t want to see in the playoffs.”Romo pointed to the secondary and offensive line as last year’s weak spots that have been reinforced, adding that the wide receiver corps could be “even more dynamic” if one of the young wideouts emerges as a reliable playmaker. After playing with future Hall of Famer Jason Witten for a decade, though, Romo singled out a former All-Pro tight end as the potential difference-maker for Green Bay’s 2018 prospects.