Tony Romo’s deal could make Drew Brees strongly consider being an analyst
Tony Romo, arguably the best analyst in football, has agreed to a $17 million deal with CBS Sports. Could that spark Drew Brees’ interest in being one?
Drew Brees is a 41-year-old quarterback that is looking to make another Super Bowl push in 2020. However, after this upcoming season, Brees’ future is fair game, and another season may not even be out of the question.
One of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, it’s an obvious move for Brees to try being an analyst. At the same time, football, especially during the season, may take away crucial time he gets to spend with his family.
Well, assuming he retires after this season, he’ll, in theory, be a free agent for work. That could be a short-lived retirement for Brees who may opt to return as an NFL analyst for a major media company after hearing about Tony Romo’s recent deal with CBS.
Let’s just say superstar teammate Michael Thomas’ retweet from Browns’ star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. about Romo’s new deal; it’s that insane.
If announcers are going to be paid that much and the networks want an analyst like Brees, it’s going to be tough for him to turn them away. After all, if you lead the league in all-time passing touchdowns, you’d likely be phenomenal at dissecting plays.
According to ESPN, Romo’s deal will make him the highest-paid NFL analyst in the sport’s history. That type of money to breakdown a game is just incredible, but given the amount of revenue, the league’s streaming brings in, having someone capable talk about it is important.
Before Brees announced his decision to return, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that television networks had called the aging quarterback to gauge his interest. That said, the option for Brees will be there when he calls his on-field action it.
All we can do is hope that Brees will turn to the studio and allow fans to hear how he broke down defenses so flawlessly for so long.