Tony Romo is about to complete his fourth season as an NFL game analyst for CBS Sports. He’ll finish it off working his second Super Bowl.
At the conclusion of his playing career in 2017, CBS signed the sought-after Romo to a three-year contract worth $10 million. In February 2020, they reupped with the former quarterback at a much-higher price.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the actual structure of the deal is for three years, but as long as the NFL extends its partnership with CBS, Romo’s contract will become a 10-year pact.
CBS is giving Tony Romo a firm three-year deal to remain at the network, but it could grow to a 10-year deal, per sources. If the NFL extends its rights deal with CBS, Romo’s deal extends by seven additional years, even if the new rights deal is for a term shorter than seven.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 29, 2020
Regardless of what the exact details of his contract look like, one thing is clear about Romo. He is getting paid, big-time.
Romo’s enthusiasm and ability to diagnose and predict what was about to happen won him a lot of fans at the beginning of his tenure at CBS. He took some criticism for getting things wrong during this year’s playoffs, but also drew praise for his personality on the air.
We’ll see how he does in Super Bowl LV starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.