Colin Cowherd will reportedly not be a sports media free agent this summer. Fox Sports 1 has locked up the popular host to a long-term extension, according to a report by the New York Post.
Andrew Marchan of the New York Post is reporting that Cowherd has agreed to a multi-year extension with FOX and iHeart Radio.
Cowherd, 54, hosts his daily radio show from noon to 3 p.m. E.T. He also co-hosts Speak For Yourself on Fox Sports 1, but he's reportedly leaving the show.
His new deal with FOX is reportedly for four years.
From the New York Post:
Colin Cowherd is closing in on a new four-year deal with Fox Sports and iHeartRadio, sources told The Post.
Cowherd, 54, left ESPN for what was reported as a contract of more than $6 million per year in 2015. A source confirmed that price tag, but since Cowherd is continuing his ownership stake in his content, the exact total of his new deal is likely more.
For example, with iHeartRadio, Cowherd owns part of his radio show. Cowherd, sources said, has a salary from iHeart, but then receives a share of the net revenues above what iHeart already pays him.
Cowherd recently made headlines for his interview with Baker Mayfield, in which the Cleveland Browns rookie did not hold back. Whatever you think of Cowherd, he moves the needle. And that's what Fox Sports is paying him to do.
They're going to continue to pay him to do that, too.