Tony Romo signs record deal with CBS; nearly twice as much as legendary John Madden

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Tony Romo will remain with CBS (KWTX) as its top NFL analyst after agreeing to a record extension.

CBS Sports spokeswoman Jen Sabatelle said that the network and Romo have agreed to a long-term contract.

The New York Post reported that the former Dallas quarterback's new deal is worth $17 million a year. NFL.com reports that figure is nearly twice as much as the previous record: John Madden's $8 million-dollar-a-year deal with NBC.

CBS' deal with the NFL expires after the 2022 season, but Romo's contract goes beyond that.

CBS is expected to retain their rights when the next round of negotiations start, which could happen this year once a new collective bargaining agreement with players is finalized.

Romo was hired by CBS in 2017 when he retired after 14 seasons and signed a 3-year deal that averaged $3 million per season.