Tony Romo made sports broadcasting history this week.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback became the highest-paid analyst in sports media history. CBS is reportedly paying Romo $17 million/season to remain the network's lead NFL analyst.
ESPN reportedly had significant interest in Romo, as the Worldwide Leader wanted the former Cowboys star for its Monday Night Football broadcast. CBS has been good to Romo, though, and the network wasn't letting him get away this offseason.
"The long-term deal, sources say, is for significantly more than five years, which means the total value for Romo’s contract will well surpass $100 million," Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, who broke the news, reported.
Romo does CBS' top NFL game of the week with Jim Nantz. The veteran sportscaster is pumped that Romo isn't going anywhere.
"I am ecstatic times 10," Nantz said.
Romo and Nantz have quickly become the best broadcasting team in sports. And, thanks to CBS' new contract, that team will stick together for the foreseeable future.
The duo will be on the call for Super Bowl 55, which airs on the network.