Tony Romo: How much is his net worth?
After more than a decade in the NFL, Tony Romo finally gets his shot at becoming a Super Bowl star.
Quarterback and longtime Dallas Cowboys veteran Jim Nantz will be the announcers for CBS’ 2019 Super Bowl in Atlanta. And although Romo never led his own team to the NFL Championship Game, he is now hailed by some as “the greatest television analyst in American sports.” His near-the psychic commentary skills, which have been rocking social media for months, will surely be on display throughout Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots.
Wizard-level expertise doesn’t come cheap. According to New York PostCBS pays Romo a salary of about $4 million a year for his weekly news.
But that’s just his last big paycheck for a high-profile gig. Ahead of Super Bowl LIII — and many of Romo’s predictions — here’s everything we know about his net worth, income, and how he spends his money.
Count with the salary cap
Romo retired from football in 2017 after 14 lucrative seasons with the Cowboys. Over-the-Cap Reports that Romo’s NFL career earnings exceeded $127 million, or about $9.1 million a year.
But he didn’t always pick up money – Romo started with a base salary of just $225,000 in 2003. His earnings climbed as he gained experience, with his base salary reaching $8.5 million in 2010.
Finally he was a die highest paid NFL players of all time.
Romo’s contract was constantly changing towards the end of his NFL tenure. His earnings had an impact on the Cowboys’ salary cap, which is the amount of money the NFL says a team can spend paying players. The actual operation of a salary cap is extremely complicated and often controversialbut in Romo’s case, it hurt the Cowboys’ ability to attract new talent.
In 2013, Roma sign a $108 million extension that included a $25 million signing bonus in an effort to make room under the cap. His contract has been restructured again two years later for the same reason. At one point, Romo even volunteered take a pay cut to keep one of his teammates. (It did not work.)
“There’s greatness in being the kind of teammate who really wants to be on the team,” he said in a 2016 speech conceding quarterback spot to Dak Prescott. “Each of us wants to be that person, but there are special moments that come from a shared commitment to playing a role while doing it together. It’s what you remember, not your stats or your prestige. , but your relationships and accomplishments that you created through a group.”
A new “legendary team”
Romo’s transition to the announcer booth dates back to 2015, when he caught the eye of CBS sports president Sean McManus at a pre-Super Bowl party. Like McManus will say later Sports Illustratedhe asked Romo’s opinion on the Seahawks-Patriots game and was amazed at his “engaging”, “enthusiastic” response.
After an injury during the 2016 season cast doubt on his footballing future, Romo caught up with McManus to inquire about the gig. Romo’s move to CBS was officially announced in April 2017.
“When you think of the NFL, two of the most iconic brands are the Dallas Cowboys and CBS Sports,” Romo said in a statement. at the time. “Moving from one legendary team to another as I embark on the next phase of my career is a dream come true.”
So far so good: As an announcer, Romo has quickly earned a reputation for his accurate predictions, deep knowledge and thrilling delivery. You can even place a bet on Super Bowl props on how many games Romo will identify before they happen.
Romo’s contract with CBS ends in 2020. the To post recently reported that the executives try to rule out any possibility of his departure by offering Romo more money and an early contract renewal.
From Louis Vuitton to Pizza Hut
“With Tony delivering colorful commentary in his first Super Bowl, this is the perfect place to show fans the humorous side of the former star quarterback,” Skechers chairman Michael Greenberg said. said in a press release. “Being part of an advertising campaign during the Big Game is always major news – but when your star is also commentating from the broadcast booth, well, that’s an added bonus.”
Romo frequently donates his money and time to organizations like Urban Alternative, a church mentorship program and the Children’s Cancer Fund, from Fox 4. Last summer he given $125,000 he won in a charity golf tournament.
However, Romo apparently has a weakness when it comes to (unsuccessfully) playing for money with professional golfer Jordan Spieth. When asked in 2015 how much Romo lost to him, Spieth replied that he “can’t even count that high”.