Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current CBS NFL analyst Tony Romo has reached a new agreement with the network, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. Romo will make $17 million per season over the next six-plus years, earning over $100 million when all is said and done.
COMPLETE STORY: Tony Romo's new contract will be worth more than $100M. https://t.co/zyfj7fJFHJ
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) February 29, 2020
Rumors have been rampant that ESPN was looking to break the bank to make Romo an offer in an effort to woo him away from CBS.
The deal is the highest ever for an NFL analyst in television history. Prior to this deal, John Madden was the highest-paid analyst; he made a meager $8 million per season.
In his two-plus years in the broadcast booth alongside Jim Nantz, Romo quickly became regarded as one of the best … if not the best.
His unique vision of the game features Romo able to see what play is coming before the snap, and he breaks it down for the audience, as well.
Although his time with the Cowboys was one filled with many ups and downs, he has proven that he knows the game, and that is why CBS couldn’t let him go elsewhere … no matter the cost.
Romo’s most lucrative season under center gave him $26 million. Now, he’ll get $17 million to call a full season, good for a whopping $1 million per game (or a stunning $278 for every second of the match).