Is Tony Romo the Broadcaster Worth $10 Million Annually?

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I’d give him that kind of money, absolutely.

Why not? Dude is great on TV. He actually does color commentary, breaks down the game, and gives us Xs and Os talk while other color guys say generic things like, “well I’ll tell ya what, that was a great hit!”

Here’s the story, via Front Office Sports:

With the new 2019 NFL season a week away, talks on a contract extension between Romo and CBS have stalled with little progress, said sources.

Romo’s original three-year deal with CBS expires after this season. That’s raising the possibility Romo will table negotiations to avoid distractions, play out his rookie contract, then hit the open market in 2020.

Romo’s reps at Creative Artists Agency are seeking a hefty raise to $10 million annually from his current $4 million-a-year pact, said sources.

Legendary NFL analyst John Madden ended up working as a color analyst for four networks during his TV career: CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC. If Romo becomes the first sports analyst to earn an eight-figure contract, he’d eclipse even Madden, who earned $8 million during his 1990’s heyday, according to The Ringer.

That would also make Romo the highest-paid NFL analyst currently on TV. Troy Aikman, Fox Sports’ No. 1 game analyst, makes around $7.5 million per year. Before returning to the Oakland Raiders, Jon Gruden earned over $6 million a year from ESPN to call Monday Night Football.

Thoughts? $10 million is chump change for the Columbia Broadcasting System. Tony Romo may have won diddly poo in the NFL postseason, but he’s a winner in the broadcast booth, in my opinion.


3 Responses

  1. Not even a residual ‘I hate all Cowboys’ thing, but I can’t stand the guy. I don’t need to hear “Let me tell you Jim…” 100 times a game. Hard pass.

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