Skip to comments.Tony Romo New Highest Paid NFL Player After Taxes
Posted on 04/03/2013 3:22:37 PM PDT by Perdogg
Over Easter weekend, franchise quarterback Tony Romo signed a 6-year $108 million contract extension to remain with the Dallas Cowboys. While the estimated $18 million per year makes Romo the fifth highest paid player based on salary, he is actually the new highest paid player after taxes in the NFL.
The Cowboys QB now claims the top spot previously held by Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints because of no state income tax in Texas. With Romos income tax burden being 39.6 percent the top marginal federal income tax rate in the U.S. and estimated tax liability of $7.12 million, he still stands to earn $752,000 more than Brees.
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Now if only he wouldn’t fold like a cheap lawn chair every time the game is on the line...
Don’t these guys pay income taxes based on the location the games are played?
So it varies depending on the schedule?
That’s a lot of money per interception.
I don’t really pay much attention to the NFL but I sometimes watch Dallas just to see how fellow Troy alum Demarcus Ware is doing.
Romo sure doesn’t look that good to me but then the rest of the offense can make a big difference in how well a QB does.
True, but the teams play half their games at home.
Yes, but if Romo had his away games in NY and Cal, and Brees in Florida and Texas, it could really change the numbers.
There are four critical positions on an NFL team and QB is not one of them. The four are owner, general manager, personnel director, and head coach. Any sort of a major problem at one of those positions, e.g. Jerry Jones or Vinnie Cerrato, and nothing else will help. Jerry Jones basically deserves to lose every game the Cowboys ever play and paying Romo any sort of a super salary is a good start for that.
Not a bad paycheck for about the 12th best QB in the league.
But Romo does have to take a lot of reps.
Kevin Kolb may have the best deal on salary per rep.
I love the way people bash Q B’S like its only them on the field. Get real it takes a team and Romo carries this one half the time.
And how much more does Romo make than everyone else on the team?
It isn't like he hasn't done it before either. The gripping the ball fiasco comes to mind that other year.
Everyone knew who had made the key mistake in that last game last year, and it is simply amazing that not only are they sticking with him, but they are rewarding him like this.
They would be better off with the Kansas State QB from last year who still knows how to run the football, unlike Romo.
Thats up to the owners, its still a team game if they all got paid the same would he still be running for his life half the time. I bet yes.
It just shows how bad the series of post-Aikman quarterbacks must have been for the Cowboys.
To command that kind of cash Romo must have naked pictures of Jerry Jones smoking crack with underage hookers.
Is Jones REALLY this stupid? One playoff game with this guy and he pays him the highest salary in the league? REALLY!!!
I gave up on the boys and now a dedicated Texan fan.
I once had two friends arguing whether or not it was Romo or Homo.
The argument was settled when I said he spends an awful lot of time on his back with other large men on him.
:)Damn, that wasn’t nice was it?
People in Dallas are PISSED about this contract.
You can expect the boobirds to be out in force any time Tony throws a pick next season.
Yea Aikman was a great runner. sarc.
He should have been fired 3 or 4 years ago. He’s had plenty of chances to perform.
Dallas needs to fire their GM...None of the 2009 draft picks are still in the league.
Tony Romo has the same number of NFL playoff game wins as Tim Tebow.
But their is a reason for that no protection maybe the front line needs romo condoms
I would rib ya back L.O.M but I saw where your from. so I’ll let ya go hide yer guns.
As a life long Cowboys fan. I have the responsibility to say...Jerry Jones is insane.
Tony Romo highest NFL earner in TEXAS not taxes!
Romo? What is the front office of the Cowboys thinking? While I applaud that less is being taken from his taxes, what are they smoking in the front office to give him that kind of contract?? They act like they have an incarnation of Joe Montana when they should have cut him loose years ago.
What they failed to consider in their analysis is that athletes pay the state income taxes for the state where the money is earned. I don’t know the schedules of NO vs. Dallas, however we know that Romo will pay a high rate when he travels to play the Giants, Eagles and Redskin potatos.
Imagine the nightmare to file taxes for baseball players! I’d hate to try and figure out their taxes for 81 away games!
Romo doesn’t play defense or offensive line. The defense for Dallas has collapsed at the end of the last 3 seasons. The offensive line has been just that, offensive. They suck! Romo has had to run for his life the last 3 seasons. No one seems to talk about how the guy finnished a game and brought his team from behind to beat San Francisco with a collapsed lung. Give Romo a god defense and a decent offensive line, and he will win a Super Bowl.
Demarcus Ware was playing injured most of the last season. He has had surgery and should be back to his old form next year.
Cowboys reward the biggest player choker in years with a big, fat contract. What a joke.
Cowboys reward the biggest playoff choker in years with a big, fat contract. What a joke.
Defense has to stay too long on the field due to Romo’s screwups.
Aikman before he began forgetting plays due to concussions, was a much better quarterback than Romo.
Romo used to have enough balls and good decision making to run the football for a first down when he needed to. Now maybe perhaps he lacks the right decision making, if not the former.
Dallas won’t win the Super Bowl with Tony Romo at QB unless of course Romo finds a way to get a lot better.
Dallas has so many holes, they wouldn’t win a SB with Tom Brady.