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REPORT: Tony Romo’s Deal With CBS Has A Full Value Of $180 Million

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Tony Romo’s deal with CBS to commentate NFL games is bigger than initially believed.

It was originally reported that the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback would receive $17 million annually from the network to be in the booth, and that it could get up to $100 million in total value. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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Now, we’ve learned that it’s substantially larger in total scope. According to Andrew Marchand, the deal’s 10-year total value is a staggering $180 million. He’ll get $17.5 million in annual salary from CBS and he’ll get perks valued at $500,000 every year.

 

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I think it’s safe to say CBS thinks Romo is a star. They’re paying him more money to sit in the booth than he made to throw a football.

Sit back and think about that for a second. Romo was one of the better quarterbacks in the league during his playing days.

He might never have won a Super Bowl, but he was a very solid passer of the ball.

 

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Yet, he’s substantially more valuable on the market to commentate NFL games. It’s not hard to see why.

Romo has almost become more entertaining than the actual action on the field.

 

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Now, he’s going to make a ton of money over the next decade. Good for him. You love to see a guy get paid in a big way.