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Tony Romo hasn’t had substantive talks with CBS yet

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Ever since retiring from the NFL, Tony Romo has been killing the broadcasting game. He’s received nearly universal acclaim for his work calling games for CBS, and has appeared clairvoyant in the booth, regularly calling out plays before they happen.

CBS would obviously like to keep Romo’s partnership with Jim Nantz going, but as of right now it doesn’t sound like anything is happening on the contract front.

There have been “no substantive talks” between the two sides on a new deal, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.

Romo is about to enter the final year of his contract, and he isn’t interested in talking about it.

“I Bill Belichick contract talk,” Romo explained. For what it’s worth CBS executive Sean McManus seems confident they’ll be able to retain Romo, saying “we expect him to be at CBS for a long time.”

If they want to keep the former Cowboys quarterback, they’re going to have to pay up. CBS “will be asked to meet or surpass John Madden’s record NFL TV game analyst number of $8 million per season,” Marchand writes.

Marchand also notes that “Romo is currently in the low $3 million range.” Ever since joining CBS, Romo has been held up as the gold standard of calling football games, so it makes sense why he’d have lofty demands.

If time keeps passing without any progress on a new deal being made, rumors will start to fly.

Many competitors in the media space would surely like to poach Romo away, and there also could be whispers of the 39-year-old making an NFL comeback.