WATCH: Report: ESPN expected to offer Tony Romo record contract in NFL offseason

Tony Romo is a national treasure in a TV booth. Now he is expected to get a record contract this upcoming offseason.

Front Office Sports reports that ESPN will offer the 39-year-old, 14-year Cowboys veteran somewhere between $10 and $14 million annually as the worldwide leader sets out to improve its Monday Night Football on-air product and as the network also potentially pursues a Sunday game package during upcoming negotiations between networks and the league.

The New York Post also reported last week that ESPN is expected to pursue Romo, whose contract with CBS expires at the end of this season.

CBS gave Romo its lead color analyst role in 2017 after he retired from playing football. Alongside Jim Nantz, Romo shows his ability to predict game scenarios and plays as he flawlessly reads defenses from the booth.

While Romo immediately got top billing on CBS when beginning his full-time broadcasting career, his current contract is reportedly paying him about $4 million annually, so the numbers that ESPN’s supposed offer would give Romo a significant raise. The reported numbers would also make the former QB the highest paid network analyst in history.

There doesn’t seem to be any sign that things with CBS aren’t working out, though, and the Front Office Sports report explains that Romo’s current employer will have the opportunity to match any competing offers.

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Source:: ForTheWin

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