After months of negotiations with the Dallas Cowboys, Romo finally got his money on Friday with one of the biggest contracts in NFL history.
Romo agreed to a six-year, $108 million extension with the Cowboys, which guarantees him $55 million, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Romo has been the starter in Big D for seven seasons now, throwing 177 touchdowns and making three Pro Bowl appearances in that time. But Romo has failed to lead the Cowboys to the playoffs in each of the past three seasons and has just one postseason victory to his name.
Jerry Jones has been prioritizing Romo at the top of the Cowboys’ to-do list all offseason, and the fact that they couldn’t franchise him after this season only hastened the process.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, only Tom Brady, who garnered $57 million guaranteed with his 2010 extension, has ever been given more guaranteed money in a deal. Drew Brees also made $55 million guaranteed and Joe Flacco only got $51 million. Somewhere, Aaron Rodgers is smiling wide.