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#pounditFriday, May 7, 2021

Report: CBS will make aggressive offer to try to keep Tony Romo

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Much has been made of ESPN’s impending efforts to convince Tony Romo to join the network, but it does not sound like CBS will be letting him go without a fight.

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, CBS is aware that Romo will demand a “huge increase” in salary and is prepared to compete aggressively to prevent him from leaving the network. The network wants to keep Romo, in part because they do not want to have to hire a new lead analyst to pair with Jim Nantz in a year in which CBS will be broadcasting the Super Bowl.

CBS is confident, as they have the contractual right to match any offer made by another network in the Romo sweepstakes.

Reports indicate that Romo could be offered north of $10 million by ESPN. The onus would be on CBS to match that, but it sounds like they might be motivated to do so.


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