Tony Romo's Deal With CBS Worth $180M Over 10 Years

Ruben Hill
March 3, 2020

With Manning apparently in no rush to give an answer as he continues to forge his post-playing career path, CBS reportedly locked down Romo in order to prevent ESPN from starting a bidding war when his contract expired.

But execs were anxious famed National Football League analyst Tony Romo was going to bolt for ESPN, so they started working on a Plan B. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that it was Peyton Manning, the "white whale" that nobody has been able to pull into the broadcast booth. But I was struck by something he told me last December in the CBS broadcast booth at Gillette Stadium when I passed along a declaration that his broadcast partner Jim Nantz had made a couple of hours earlier.

ESPN was preparing to offer Romo a 10-year, $140 million deal, but could have gone even higher had he hit the open market.

Maybe it will happen one day, but it seems right now that Manning is still content with his retirement plans. According to, Romo earned $127.4 million in 14 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. Romo's salary is $17.5 million, but factoring in all the perks, it is worth $18 million a year.

ESPN supposedly wasn't willing to match the amount of money Romo ultimately agreed to with CBS.

Tony Romo was an above-average quarterback during his time in the NFL.

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