Will ESPN Walk Away From Rick Reilly And His $3 Million Contract? Probably, Source SaysJohn Koblin4/10/12 3:50pm101EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkSince 2007, Rick Reilly's "ridonkulous" ESPN contract has been the envy of sports journalists everywhere: He reportedly earns $3 million a year or so to do … whatever it is he does. Write a bunch for the site! Appear on TV! Go on the radio once in a while! Tweet photos of his wife!