Patriots head coach Bill Belichick isn’t
the most talkative person on planet Earth, and he knows how to make the perfect
winning plan. Well, Tony Romo used him as a guide.
The CBS analyst told The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand he takes Bill Belichick approach to questions about his contract extension with the network.
When asked about his mindset and his
future, Romo dropped the line, “I Bill Belichick contract talk.”
“Like current Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott,
former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is entering a contract year,” Pro Football Talk Mike Florio wrote. “Unlike Prescott, Romo can’t be restricted by the
“Andrew Marchand of the New
York Post reports that Romo and his current employer, CBS,
have had “no substantive
talks” on a new contract. Romo is signed through the 2019
“Romo wouldn’t talk about the situation; ‘I Bill Belichick contract
talk,’ Romo told Marchand.
“CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus told Marchand that McManus
expected Romo to remain at CBS “for a long time.” Absent a new contract in the
next five months, however, Romo will become a broadcasting free agent.
“Per Marchand, Romo currently earns in the “low-$3-million range.”
Romo is believed to be looking for more than $8 million per year.
“The top analysts spots at FOX and NBC are safely in the hands of
Troy Aikman and Cris Collinsworth, respectively. If, however, ESPN decides to
give up its annual, fruitless (to date) quest for Peyton Manning, the
four-letter network could pivot to Romo, with perhaps an eight-figure offer.”
The Patriots head coach is ready for the
upcoming season. He has a lot of respect for the Titans and their coach.
“Well, I have a ton of respect for Mike as a person, as a coach. He’s been a friend for a long time and obviously did a great job last year in the game we played him. We really got handled down here. He’s got an excellent staff and I’m sure that he’s teaching these guys a lot of football. He was really smart player, a very fundamental player, so I’m sure that you can see those strengths in the way he coaches his team.”