Sean McVay reason to step away No.2: TV has never been more lucrative
Let the bidding for Sean McVay as a top TV analyst start at $18 million per year.
Tony Romo makes $17.5 million per year from CBS as their top analyst alongside color commentator Jim Nantz. There were reports at one point that networks were ready to throw $20 million per year at Peyton Manning.
McVay is already a must-watch and must-listen anytime he’s on a microphone. He is one of the most insightful people in the entire NFL with a photographic memory that seemingly goes back more than a decade.
This guy is tailor-made for TV and networks would be haggling over the opportunity to sign him to a contract.
Imagine McVay going on TV for the NFL Draft and then calling 20 games a year? Even if he skipped the NFL Draft, McVay could easily get $1 million per game from a TV network.
He currently makes $8.5 million a season from the Los Angeles Rams.
Not that he’s currently making chump change, but 5-10 years of doing TV could build generational wealth for McVay’s family in addition to taking away the stress of being an NFL head coach and also allowing him to spend time with the kids he seemingly wants to have.
The NFL season goes from August (preseason) to February. Imagine getting to spend half the year doing pretty much whatever you want while building a family compared to working from dawn to dusk as a coach if you had the option.