Tony Romo
Retired NFL player Tony Romo is not closing the doors on possibly coaching a team in the coming years. TV personality and former NFL player Tony Romo walks through the tunnel before the AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. Getty Images/Ronald Martinez

Tony Romo has been doing great work as a color commentator for the NFL, showing the ability to predict plays by reading defenses. This has led at least one team to check in with the 38-year-old and see if he would be interested in a head coaching gig.

Should Romo take the bait, he could end up doubling the salary he makes as a color commentator. According to Action Network, Romo makes $4 million per season, and this amount would be nothing if he opts to accept an NFL coaching gig.

And while his effortless read of defenses is something to marvel at, he also has a bit of a shortcoming. Romo struggles to explain how he is able to do his analysis although most of it may be because he still holds a general excitement for the game, Buffalo News reported.

"It is hard to explain what I am looking at. If it was just what Tom [Brady] was thinking that would make it easier. You are looking at the defense, you are looking at pressure. Sometimes what happens, you are looking at a matchup on the defensive line,” Romo said.

Romo’s ability to translate could be a point against him, although the interested team could consider bunching him up with some other coaches to make it all work. But as far as head coaching is concerned, the pressure may be tantamount to what the four-time Pro Bowler bargained for.

In a report by Yahoo Sports, Romo said that he is not making any career moves for now. He is happy being a commentator but did not close the door on possibly coaching in the future.

"They'll have to wait," Romo said. "I'm sure one day I'll coach. Right now, I'm happy with where I’m at."

Even if Romo had wanted to coach, the only teams looking for a head coach are the Cincinnati Bengals and the Miami Dolphins. But like most NFL teams, both are expected to go after young and offensive-minded coaches similar to Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams.

As for Romo, he is set to get the most high-profile TV assignment this weekend when he and Jim Nantz together with sideline reporter Tracy Wilson cover Super Bowl LIII pitting the Los Angeles Rams against the New England Patriots over in Atlanta.