A tradition unlike any other is giving CBS’ $180 million man the week off in the heart of football season.
Tony Romo will not be offering his commentary during an NFL game this Sunday because his partner, Jim Nantz, will be busy working The Masters.
The major golf championship was rescheduled from the spring to November this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing CBS to pull Nantz out of the football booth for Week 10 to have him in Augusta, Ga. But the network will not add Romo to another broadcast team or the studio for the week despite paying him more than $1 million per game.
Romo is an amateur golfer himself who could have missed a game last season had he made the cut at the Safeway Open. He was given a sponsor exemption for the PGA Tour event but ended up shooting 4-over-par and missing the cut, freeing him up to call a Vikings-Bears game that Sunday.
That was before CBS signed Romo to a monster contract in February, which has a full value of $180 million over 10 years — the largest sports analyst contract in TV history — The Post’s Andrew Marchand reported. His salary is $17.5 million per year, plus perks that bring the average up to $18 million.
The Masters begins Thursday and runs through Sunday, with the final round finishing earlier in the day than usual so CBS can broadcast its NFL games at 4:05 pm. Romo just won’t be a part of any of them.
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