Report: Tony Romo and CBS Agree to Record-Breaking Contract for NFL Broadcaster
CBS will reportedly pay the former Cowboy around $17 million per season to call NFL games
Previous reports that ESPN was preparing to make former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo the highest-paid sportscaster in NFL history appear to be accurate — and understated.
During the early 1990s, John Madden made $8 million a year to provide analysis on NFL games. Former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman, Fox’s top NFL game analyst, makes around $7.5 million per year.
Had Romo left CBS for ESPN, he could have replaced Booger McFarland as the analyst in the MNF booth or assumed an even larger role if ESPN’s parent company Disney was able to acquire a Sunday afternoon game package during the next round of NFL TV negotiations in 2020-2021.
Now that ESPN has missed out on Romo, the network could try to woo Peyton Manning (again) or consider one of its top college football analysts as a replacement for McFarland.
Were they to retire, current NFL players Greg Olsen, Drew Brees, Philip Rivers and Larry Fitzgerald would all be potential options for the MNF booth.
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