Sports media was buzzing this week with the news that former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is not only retiring from the NFL, but also embarking on a career in broadcasting at CBS Sports.

However, one person who wasn’t forewarned about the move was the man whose job Romo is set to take over.

Analyst Phil Simms’ son said that he was the one who told his father that Romo had been hired to replace him in CBS’s No. 1 NFL analyst seat alongside Jim Nantz.

“I had to tell my dad first, before CBS or anybody, because I found out from an NFL insider,” Chris Simms said on Bleacher Report’s Simms & Lefkoe Podcast.

“I forwarded the text message that I was sent and it basically said, ‘Hey, listen, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Romo’s being offered your dad’s job on CBS, that sucks, I’m sorry.’ And my dad was in Barbados, and I had to forward the text message to him to let him know.”

However, according to a CBS Sports spokeswoman, “Both Phil and his agent knew in advance of the announcement and CBS had been in regular communication with his agent prior to that.”