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Media Insider Has Update On Tony Romo's Future

tony romo smiles during the cbs upfronts

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Tony Romo attends the 2018 CBS Upfront at The Plaza Hotel on May 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

Tony Romo is reportedly likely to become the biggest free agent in recent sports broadcasting history next year, according to the latest reports.

CBS' lead NFL analyst, who's become the top analyst in the sport in just a few years on the job, is entering the final year of his contract.

Romo and CBS have reportedly been negotiating for a new deal - one that could make him the highest-paid NFL analyst in history - though it doesn't appear that the two sides are close.

Front Office Sports insider Michael McCarthy is reporting that Romo could "table" negotiations and head into 2020 as a free agent.

With the new 2019 NFL season a week away, talks on a contract extension between Romo and CBS have stalled with little progress, said sources.

Romo’s original three-year deal with CBS expires after this season. That’s raising the possibility Romo will table negotiations to avoid distractions, play out his rookie contract, then hit the open market in 2020.

Romo, who became CBS' lead analyst after retiring from the Dallas Cowboys, has mostly refused to discuss his contract situation in public settings.

ESPN has been rumored to have serious interest in Romo - the network's Monday Night Football broadcast could certainly use a boost - though most expect the star quarterback to stick with CBS.

"The network loves him; he loves the network. The 39-year old Romo is close friends with play-by-play partner Jim Nantz, sharing a mutual love of football and golf," McCarthy adds.

Romo will be on the call for the Tennessee Titans-Cleveland Browns matchup in Cleveland in Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. E.T. on Sunday, September 8.