Tony Romo is an American NFL analyst for CBS Sports and a retired NFL quarterback who played his entire 14-year career with the Dallas Cowboys. As of 2021, Tony Romo net worth is estimated to be $85 million.
Date of Birth
April 21, 1980
40 years old
San Diego, California, United States
Source of Wealth
Retired NFL player and Sportscaster
Tony Romo was born on April 21, 1980, in San Diego, California to parents Ramiro Romo Jr. and Joan Jakibowsku. He was born while his father Ramiro was stationed at the San Diego U.S. Naval Base. Tony from his early days was quite interested in sports and played baseball.
He went to Burlington High School and started playing as a quarterback. He was also a starter on the Burlington High School varsity basketball team. In 1998, he graduated from Burlington High School.
Romo then played his college football at Eastern Illinois University in Illinois. He played for the NCAA Division I-AA Eastern Illinois Panthers football team. During his time at college, he became the first player in Eastern Illinois and Ohio Valley Conference history to win the Walter Payton Award. He also earned All-American honors and was named OVC Player of the year three times in a row.
NFL and Broadcasting Career
In 2003, Romo was signed as an undrafted free agent and became the Cowboys’ starting quarterback from 2006 season. His professional debut game with Cowboys was against the Houston Texans on October 15, 2006. Romo led his team to a playoff berth and finished that 2006 season ranking seventh in the NFC in passing yards and touchdown passes.
He started the 2007 season signing a six-year contract with the Cowboys. He was the team’s regular starter from 2006 to 2015. Over the course of his stellar career, he guided the Cowboys to four postseason appearances and was named to Pro Bowl four times.
Unfortunately in 2016 during the preseason, Romo suffered a back injury which caused him to lose his starting position to Dak Prescott. He retired from NFL after the 2016 season.
Soon after retiring, he was hired by the CBS Sports to serve as a lead analyst. He teamed up with Jim Nantz in the broadcasting booth. He has received several praises for his broadcasting work for his ability to predict offensive plays and read defensive positions from the booth. The New Yorker called him a “genius of football commentary”.
Who is Tony Romo’s wife- Candice Crawford?
Tony and Candice began dating in 2009. They met for the first time in 2009 when she was working in Dallas-Ft. Worth area as a sports broadcaster. After dating for two years, they tied the knot in May 2011.
Candice was born on December 16, 1986, in Texas. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a major in Journalism. She is also a former beauty pageant queen having won the title of Miss Missouri while she was in college.
Together, they have three children named Hawkins Crawford, Rivers, and John McCoy Romo.
Tony Romo Net Worth
Tony Romo’s salary is a true “rags to riches” story. He was undrafted and signed as a free agent with the Cowboys in 2003, earning only $10,000. Tony would eventually earn approximately $130 million in pay during his NFL career. That’s $40 million more than the next highest-paid undrafted free agent.
As of 2021, Tony Romo net worth is estimated to be $85 million. He earned a total of $127.4 million during his time at Dallas Cowboys. After retiring as a player, he made $12 million over his three-year contract with CBS.
He is now set to become the highest-paid sportscaster in history. In February 2020, he signed a $100 million contract to stay at CBS. He will be earning a salary of $17 million per year.
Tony Romo’s Salary in Broadcasting
After retiring from the NFL, Tony was hired as an NFL commentator for CBS. For his analyst services, he earns $4 million per year. Tony was supposed to be going from CBS to ESPN in January 2020, in a deal that would make him the highest-paid sports commentator of all time. This amounted to a potential annual remuneration of $14-15 million, according to reports. Romo had made $12 million throughout the course of his three-year CBS contract. Tony secured a $100 million contract extension with CBS in February 2020, putting an end to rumors that he will transfer to ESPN. The contract included a salary of $17 million per year, making him by far the highest-paid sportscaster in history.
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Personal Life of Tony Romo
Romo was well-known for his 2007 relationship with Jessica Simpson. After two years, they called it quits. Tony married Candice Crawford, a former Miss Missouri and journalist, in 2011. They had been dating since 2009. They have three children as a result of their relationship.