Tony Romo: Inside Look at Dallas Cowboys QB’s Value by the Numbers

March 30, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Evaluating an NFL contract remains one of the more difficult and complex processes in sports today. But that never stops the court of public opinion from weighing in on the latest monstrous contract handed out to a star player.
Perhaps the biggest example of that phenomenon happened this week.
The Dallas Cowboys announced on Friday that they had come to an agreement with star quarterback Tony Romo on a six-year, $108 million extension with $55 million in guarantees. And as tends to happen with all things Cowboys and Romo, the Twittersphere and NFL fans across the nation went bananas with either white-hot rage or schadenfreudian glee.
Dallas signing Romo was a rather mundane happenstance. An extension was a mere formality for months, and all it took was the hammering of a few details to get things done. What caused the reaction was the deal's details, both in length and dollar amount. 
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