Broadcaster Tony Romo has agreed to a new deal with CBS that will pay him approximately $17 million per season, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. The figure represents the richest contract for an NFL analyst in television history.
Romo’s deal is more than double the previous high of John Madden’s $8 million per year contract — which would be worth around $14 million today after factoring in inflation.
ESPN had been rumoured to be in the mix for Romo’s services, but the former quarterback ultimately stayed at the company with which he rose to broadcasting fame.
The 39-year-old spent 13 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, throwing for 34,183 yards and 248 touchdowns over 156 games. He was selected to four Pro Bowls over the course of his career.