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Tony Romo’s CBS deal worth more than double what he made each season with Cowboys

Tony Romo

Some players in the NFL struggle to find their calling after football, but it’s safe to say that Tony Romo found his. According to Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times, Romo’s new deal with CBS is worth nearly double what he made each season with the Dallas Cowboys.

Romo began his career with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois. In his first four years in the NFL, the Eastern Illinois alumn made a grand total of $4.3 million.

After proving he could be a franchise quarterback, the Cowboys signed Tony Romo to a six-year, $67.5 million extension in 2007. Then, he would go on to sign a six-year, $108 million extension to end his career in the NFL.

Following a successful career in the NFL, Romo chose to hang up his cleats and become a commentator. Just a few years into his new gig, Romo is reaping the benefits of being remarkable at his job.

On Friday night, Romo agreed upon a new multi-year deal to remain with CBS. The details of his new contract with the network include $17 million a year, and the deal could be as long as 10 years.

As a result, Romo has become the highest-paid NFL analyst in history — and deservedly so. It’s important to note that Romo only made $17 million in only three seasons of his career with the Cowboys.

The duo of Tony Romo and Jim Nantz is truly enjoyable to watch on Sundays during the regular season. There’s no doubt that Romo is enjoying life, as he is set to make more as an analyst than he did during his playing career.