Report: Tony Romo’s CBS contract could extend beyond three years
CBS will keep Tony Romo for at least the next three years after the analyst signed a new three-year contract, but that deal could prove even longer depending on what CBS does with its NFL rights package.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Romo’s deal will automatically extend seven more years if CBS extends its rights deal with the NFL, which would lead to a potential ten-year contract.
CBS is giving Tony Romo a firm three-year deal to remain at the network, but it could grow to a 10-year deal, per sources. If the NFL extends its rights deal with CBS, Romo’s deal extends by seven additional years, even if the new rights deal is for a term shorter than seven.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 29, 2020
In other words, unless CBS loses its NFL rights, Romo is going to be with the network for the next decade. Expect another major bidding war to surround Romo if that doesn’t happen, however.
Romo is getting paid in a big way no matter what happens for the next three years. He probably wouldn’t mind if that CBS deal got extended.