The second chapter of Tony Romo’s life is shaping up to be more productive than his first, which is saying a lot because he was a Pro Bowl quarterback with the Dallas Cowboys. It didn’t take long for him to quickly become one of the best commentators in the country.
CBS has really elevated the quality of its broadcasts because of Romo. His chemistry with Jim Nantz is undeniable, and it also helps that he constantly predicts what’s going to happen before each play takes place.
Romo is due for a new contract this offseason. In the event that CBS does not re-sign him before March, ESPN is gearing up for a major run at the former quarterback.
According to the New York Post, the ‘Worldwide Leader In Sports’ is willing to spend spend “crazy money” to land Romo. He’d instantly be a part of ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast.
Here’s what Andrew Marchand of the New York Post had to say:
ESPN plans to make a serious run at Romo for “Monday Night Football” as it heads into its NFL rights negotiations in which it hopes to add a second package of games to pair with “Monday Night Football.” Most importantly, it wants to become part of the Super Bowl rotation.
It’ll be very interesting to see which network lands Romo because his decision could affect a handful of broadcast teams for next season.
Marchand believes Romo will receive a contract that exceeds $10 million per year.
Although his playing days are over, Romo will be one of the hottest free agents on the market this offseason.