Tony Romo has signed a record $17 million deal to stay put at CBS, leading The Forecaddie to wonder if we’ll see him tee it up again next fall on a sponsor invite at the Safeway Open.

At $850K per game, will the bosses at CBS take a chance their man won’t make a scheduled start?

Last year at the Safeway, Romo opened with a 2-under 70. If he had made the cut in Napa, the former Cowboys QB would have missed his day job calling a Bears-Vikings game on Sunday. Unfortunately he made nine bogeys in the second round, ending any speculation about what CBS had as a backup plan should Romo make the weekend.

According to the New York Post and Sports Business Journal, Romo’s new deal makes him the highest-paid sports analyst in history, by far surpassing the $8 million per year John Madden pulled down. Romo was poised to become a free agent, with ESPN aggressively pursuing him, the Post reported.

Since 2017, Romo has worked alongside play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz. TMOF would love to be a fly on the wall when the two discuss the state of Romo’s game.

With $17 million a year, it’s no stretch to think that Romo had all the leverage in the world behind him in these contract negotiations. So here’s guessing we’ll see him back out at Silverado next September.

In the meantime, Romo is slated to make his next appearance alongside professional golfers in April at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Veritex Bank Championship, to be played at Texas Rangers Golf Club in Arlington, Texas. Fittingly, his Korn Ferry debut will come in front of a home crowd.



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