Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo just earned the biggest broadcaster payday ever.
After two stellar years in the broadcast booth, Tony Romo is getting a well-earned hefty payday. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback will remain with CBS with a deal that will dole out $17 million a year. The three-year deal, first reported by the New York Post, is the largest deal ever for an NFL analyst.
Tony Romo joined the CBS game-day crew after 14 seasons with the Cowboys, during which he amassed numerous records and honors, including becoming the team's' all-time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns. Along with the raw numbers, Romo garnered a reputation as an improviser on the field and a great teammate off it. And besides a few playoff blunders, he was one of the more clutch quarterbacks in the league, leading the Cowboys to multiple fourth-quarter comebacks and numerous playoff appearances.
When he joined the broadcast booth in 2017, there were concerns that he would go the way of Warren Sapp, talented on the gridiron, but not so skilled in the booth. Romo defied expectations almost instantly, however; his charming personality shined through, and his penchant for predicting plays before they happened was spellbinding.
It is worth pointing out that not everyone is happy about Romo’s new deal. As a new NFL CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) looms, the New Orleans Saints' superstar wide receiver Michael Thomas sounded off on the retired quarterback’s new contract.
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