Tony Romo Net Worth
Tony Romo Net Worth and salary: Tony Romo is a retired American football player who has a net worth of $70 million. He was undrafted and earned just $10,000 as a free agent from the Cowboys in 2003. Tony would eventually go on to earn nearly $130 million in salary during his time in the NFL. That's $40 million more than any other undrafted free agent. After retiring in 2016 he became a broadcaster for CBS. He earned $4 million while working for CBS.
He was born Antonio Ramiro Romo in San Diego, California, in 1980. Tony was a standout high school football player in Wisconsin, where the family eventually moved. Tony attended Eastern Illinois University where he was recognized after his sophomore season as Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year. He led all of Division I-AA in passing efficiency as a junior. Romo became the first OVC and Eastern Illinois player to win the Walter Payton Award given to the best player in Division I-AA. The three-time OVC Player of the Year wasn't drafted during the 2003 NFL Draft. The Broncos offered him $20,000 to join the team. The Cowboys offered him $10,000. Romo ended up singing a free agent deal with the Dallas Cowboys.
Tony took over for Drew Bledsoe during the 2006 season as the Cowboys' starting quarterback. He led the team to a playoff berth and signed a six-year contract with Dallas during the 2007 season, which he finished with a 13-3 record. Romo went to the Pro Bowl in 2006, 2007 and 2009; consequently, those are the same years the Cowboys made postseason appearances. Romo signed a six-year contract extension with the Cowboys in 2013. He holds several franchise records, including most games with three or more touchdown passes and most touchdown passes.
Life Outside of Football: He's an enthusiastic amateur golfer who failed to qualify for the U.S. Open in 2005 and has an endorsement deal worth $10 million with Starter. Romo is an active supporter of several organizations, including the United Way and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He traditionally holds a yearly football camp in Wisconsin. Romo attracted attention off-the-field for his high profile relationship with celebrity Jessica Simpson, who was in attendance for one of his historically bad performances in 2007. They broke up in 2009 and Romo married former journalist and Miss Missouri Candice Crawford in 2011. They have three sons together.
Broadcasting Salary: After retiring from the league Tony was hired as an NFL analyst for CBS. He earns $4 million per year for his analyst duties. In January 2020 it was rumored that Tony was switching from CBS to ESPN in a deal that would make him the highest-paid sports broadcaster of all time with a reported annual salary of $14-15 million. He made $12 million over his three year CBS contract.
In February 2020 Tony signed a $100 million contract to stay at CBS. The deal will pay him $17 million per year which makes him by far the highest-paid sportscaster in history, by far.
|Net Worth:||$70 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 21, 1980 (39 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Profession:||American football player, Athlete|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Tony Romo Earnings
- Dallas Cowboys (2009-10)$625,980
- Dallas Cowboys (2008-09)$12,886,600
- Dallas Cowboys (2007-08)$1,506,000
- Dallas Cowboys (2006-07)$3,184,730
- Dallas Cowboys (2005-06)$705,280
- Dallas Cowboys (2004-05)$309,000
- Dallas Cowboys (2003-04)$235,000