By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to a report by New York Post’s Andrew Marchand, Tony Romo has signed a new agreement with CBS. It’s reportedly a massive deal.
Marchand is reporting that Romo will make $17 million per season. It’s not clear how long this particular agreement is for in terms of years.
It is the highest-paid NFL analyst job in TV history. Jon Gruden was previously making $10 million with ESPN when he was their Monday Night Football analyst.
Gruden left his analyst role to become the Oakland Raiders head coach. This off-season, he has become the Las Vegas Raiders owner, as the team relocated to Sin City.
Speaking of ESPN, they were courting Romo, as well. They wanted him to be their Monday Night Football analyst — and they were willing to pay a massive amount to get him.
With Monday Night Football struggling in terms of analysts, Romo was their main target this offseason. In addition, besides Romo rejecting their overtures, Greg Olsen has done the same.
Olsen was mentioned as a candidate if he retired. But he signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks.
Plus, Olsen has worked as an analyst for NFL on FOX for two games. And is presently doing XFL on FOX games.
Barring a change with ESPN, Monday Night Football viewers may be stuck with Anthony “Booger” McFarland and play-by-play broadcaster Joe Tessitore for another season.
A lot of people have criticized McFarland as a lead analyst. McFarland took over as the lead analyst when Jason Witten returned to the Dallas Cowboys in April 2019.
Witten was criticized during his lone season as a Monday Night Football analyst. He reportedly did not like it, which caused him to go back to the Cowboys.
He is reportedly completely done with being a broadcaster. When he is officially done playing, he reportedly will go into coaching or accept a front office role.
Romo signed with CBS initially in April 2017 after his 14-year playing career ended with the Cowboys. He was reportedly making $3 million per season during the three-year agreement.
During his CBS stint, he has become one of the top analysts in the game. He has done a lot of homework to predict what plays teams will run or even know their calls.
Now, with this agreement, he will continue to be parted with Jim Nantz on CBS’ premiere game of the week.
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