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CBS Reveals When It Knew It Had To Hire Tony Romo

Tony Romo warming up before a game.

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 18: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up on the field prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

There will be three star quarterbacks taking part in this year's Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots.

Of course, you have the Rams' Jared Goff and the Patriots' Tom Brady. There's another star quarterback that will be featured heavily on Sunday, though - former star Dallas Cowboys' QB Tony Romo.

Romo has become the biggest analyst in all of sports and, thankfully, CBS has the broadcasting rights to this year's Super Bowl.

The former Dallas Cowboys' quarterback is in his second year as CBS' lead analyst and he's lived up to the hype and then some.

CBS Sports' chairman, Sean McManus, revealed on Tuesday night when he knew he had to hire Romo.

“It was really the first time I ever met him, which was two nights before the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl,” McManus said on Tuesday night in Atlanta. “He was at the Friday night party and he was with [Dallas Cowboys owner] Jerry Jones. [CBS Sports President] David [Berson] and I had a conversation with Tony, and I said, ‘What do you see for the game?’ And he began to break down the game: ‘How can the Seattle defense stop Tom Brady? What can the Patriots defense do?’

“And in about seven or eight minutes, he had broken down the game in an incredibly enthusiastic and interesting way. And I turned to David after the conversation and said, ‘I think that guy’s going to be an analyst for us one day.’ I didn’t anticipate him being the No. 1 and lead analyst right away, but I knew at that point and had a really good feeling that he was going to be a really good NFL analyst.”

CBS' decision to hire Romo paid off tremendously, obviously.

The former star NFL quarterback is probably going to get paid a lot more in the coming years, too. CBS is reportedly already talking about Romo's next contract.