According to Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports, ESPN is preparing to submit current CBS analyst Tony Romo an offer that would make him the highest-paid sportscaster in TV history.
McCarthy says the multi-year contract would pay Romo between $10 million – $14 million per year. If the two parties are able to reach a deal, McCarthy mentions that Romo could succeed Booger McFarland as the “Monday Night Football” analyst.
There’s also the possibility that ESPN could acquire more rights to NFL games as part of the upcoming round of negotiations with the league.
Romo reportedly makes around $4 million per year, but he’s in the final year of his three-year deal.
McCarthy notes that FOX analyst Troy Aikman earns around $7.5 million per year.
A report from earlier in the day mentioned that a non-ESPN network reached out to Saints QB Drew Brees about a job as an analyst.
ESPN has previously attempted to hire Peyton Manning, but reports said that Manning did not want to call games while his brother was still playing.
Romo, 39, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois back in 2003. He played 13 seasons for the Cowboys before Dallas released him a few years ago after they were unable to trade him.
Romo then retired in 2017 and joined CBS Sports as an analyst.
We’ll have more regarding Romo as the news is available.