Tony Romo Uses Bill Belichick As Guide To Address CBS Contract Rumors

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 franchise tag.

“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 season.

“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.”

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