IRVING, Texas – Tony Romo's seven-year, $119.5 million deal is the 15th deal worth at least $100 million in NFL history and the second in as many months with Baltimore’s Joe Flacco signing a six-year, $120.6 million deal in February.
How much of the $119.5 million will Romo see? At least $55 million, but that might be up for debate. The final $7.5 million of the guaranteed money comes on the third day of the 2015 league year. While unlikely, the Cowboys could move on from Romo before then if they choose.
After the Flacco deal, ESPN Stats & Information put together a chart of how much estimated money the players that had the first 13 $100 million deals earned. Of the previous 13 $100 million deals Brett Favre earned the most at $54.6 million. Five players are still in the midst of their contracts.