Tony Romo Scores a Sweet Gig

Former QB is now the highest-paid analyst in TV history with new $17M CBS contract
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2020 7:51 AM CST
Tony Romo Scores a Sweet Gig
In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, CBS football analyst Tony Romo walks across the field during warm ups before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Tony Romo will become the highest-paid man to call an NFL game, thanks to a new deal to remain at CBS that'll see him bring home an eye-popping $17 million a season—considerably more than the previous record of $8 million a year set by one John Madden. The New York Post notes that the former quarterback only made more than $17 million a year during three of his 14 seasons. The CBS deal is for "significantly more than five years," likely putting the total north of $100 million. Among those who were trying to woo Romo: ESPN, who the Post notes will likely now try to court Peyton Manning to see if he'll finally cave. (More Tony Romo stories.)

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