Skip to comments.Report: ESPN to make CBS' Tony Romo a historic offer to join its NFL coverage
Posted on 01/13/2020 2:49:23 PM PST by Red Badger
Having tried a couple different ideas to fix its Monday Night Football broadcasting team, ESPN seems ready to throw money at the problem.
A lot of money.
Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports reported that ESPN was preparing an offer to make CBS Tony Romo the highest-paid sports broadcaster in history. McCarthy said the offer would be between $10 million and $14 million annually to attempt to lure him from CBS. That report broke the same day Romo was calling the Houston Texans-Kansas City Chiefs playoff game for CBS. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post also reported Sunday that ESPN was expected to go all in for Romo.
To put that in perspective, the largest base salary Romo ever made as Dallas Cowboys quarterback was $8.5 million, according to Spotrac. Would CBS match the offer to keep Tony Romo?
CBS will have a conundrum if the salary offer from ESPN to Romo is accurate and is officially offered.
Romo became the hottest announcer in sports after CBS lured him away from the playing field and put him right on their No. 1 broadcast team with Jim Nantz. Romos enthusiasm and ability to predict plays was a hit with fans. He quickly became a star in the field.
CBS doesnt want to lose Romo, but it would be hard to match an eight-figure annual salary. If Romo does switch networks, it woul
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Take their money Tony..best of luck.
It is the only way he gets to the playoffs.
I had the first chance to hear Romo at length over the weekend.
Verdict: He sucks.
I don’t think Romo is that good and that is throwing money at the problem.
I hope Romo has the stones to turn down the Extreme Socialist Programming Network.
I think Peyton Manning would actually be pretty good in that role, I’m surprised he hasn’t gotten a gig yet.
I don't understand these enormous and outrageous salaries these done nothing TV personalities receive.
Example, George Stephanopolous's salary is approx. $17 million a year.........
$17 million !
He makes more in one month than I ever made in my entire lifetime......and I could proudly state that I was more productive in my jobs to my employer than he ever was.
Monday Night Football really needs to be fixed. How can you take a guy seriously whose nickname is "booger"?
That’s your opinion. I think he’s fun and informative, and all my friends who hated him as a player feel the same. He’s very popular which is obvious by the high asking price.
Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports reported...
Obviously that's Mike McCarthy in thin disguise, trying to entice Romo back to the Cowboys. /jk
Tony is excellent at analyzing the plays. He know the game inside and out. What bugs me is his raspy voice—too many years screaming out signals?
He suck better than some of the others who really suck bad.
I liked Robert Smith of the vikings and his commentary.
Very well spoken and very knowledgeable
The problem isn’t Monday Night Football, it’s the NFL, it’s sucks.
Romo is pretty darn good I must say. My Dish package however doesnt include ESPN and Im not paying extra for it. Ciest la vie.
Growing up a Redskin fan, never liked the Cowboys and though he did show some grit playing hurt, I always (somewhat) respectfully rooted against Tony Romo. But I was pleasantly surprised with his work in the booth. He does still have a boyish enthusiasm, he is entertaining, good personality and humble with a little self-deprecatinon thrown in for good measure, and he does know football and the modern day mechanics of the game. A whole lot better than Witten for sure. Aikman knows his stuff as well but he’s a dud as far as voice and personality goes.
With that said, last night, Romo wasn’t at his best and as the game changed dramatically, was going a little overboard jumping from bandwagon to bandwagon.
He’s excellent. His enthusiasm for the game is infectious and he makes the strategy behind the play calls come to life. He entertains and instructs...
I wouldn't work for Disney's network branch for 10x10 that money. Phony woke-ass bullshit with 4 or 5 different people acting like they are 'in charge'.
Also pretty sure Nantz makes $7M, but he pulls NCAAM and golf duty - so essential to the Masters' experience - so it would be a nothingburger for CBS to give him $10M and give Tony $10M.
My husband thinks he’s really good. I like his voice. Reminds me of Boomer’s.
Romo was aweful during the Patriots game.
It was miserable to listen to him blather on about how this could be Bray’s last game, end of a dynasty, and on, and on.
Romo the homo sucks as an announcer or “color” commentator.
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