Report: CBS reached out to Peyton Manning before finalizing Tony Romo contract

Tony Romo and CBS finalized a 10-year contract extension last Friday that will net Romo more than he made in his entire NFL career.

Before CBS agreed to make Romo the highest-paid sports broadcaster ever, the network made a phone call to one of his quarterbacking contemporaries.

Via Andrew Marchand, the New York Post’s media reporter, CBS called Peyton Manning in the middle of negotiations with Romo to offer Manning the job as its lead NFL analyst.