Tony Romo is set to be released by the Cowboys on Thursday. Follow Adam Schefter ✔@AdamSchefter Cowboys are releasing Tony Romo on Thursday, sources tell@toddarcher and me. Let the Romo recruiting in Houston and Denver begin. 12:51 PM – 8 Mar 2017 6,0446,044 Retweets 5,2245,224 likes That means the Cowboys couldn’t find a suitable trade […]
Tony Romo is set to be released by the Cowboys on Thursday.
That means the Cowboys couldn’t find a suitable trade partner, and it means Romo gets to pick where he wants to go. The good news is that Romo can now choose the team that is the best fit. That means the team must be a contender. Romo isn’t trying to cash in on his last few years, and it’s doubtful a team would invest much. So here are the teams most likely to have Romo on their roster next season.
The Broncos have been posturing saying they might not even be interested in Romo. There is no way that’s remotely true. The Broncos defense is built to win now and Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch aren’t going to contribute to a Super Bowl run. The Broncos get lucky again, because Romo is a great facsimile for what Peyton Manning did when he went to two Super Bowls and won one with the Broncos.
The Texans have Brock Osweiler on the roster for $17 million. That’s not going to change. They can look at Romo as a bridge option before they cut or restructure Osweiler’s contract after this season. The Texans need to win now. There is no guarantee their defense will stay healthy as Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt have both battled injuries through the past two seasons. The Texans have enough skill players on offense they could be a true contender with a real quarterback.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs have steadfastly backed Alex Smith and said they aren’t interested in Romo, but it’s hard to believe they won’t at least consider bringing in a quarterback of Romo’s caliber. Smith is the limitation in the Chiefs offense. He is good enough to win 10-12 games per year, but bad enough to bog down an offense in the playoffs. The Chiefs need to put up points to beat the Steelers, Patriots or Raiders, and Romo is the answer.
This is a homecoming for Romo. There are a lot of reasons why this shouldn’t happen. The Bears aren’t in a place to contend right now. The cold weather wouldn’t be great for an old, injury prone quarterback. It still could happen. The Bears need a quarterback bridge after moving on from Jay Cutler. If they think they can compete in the NFC North, Romo could be sold.
The Vikings are familiar with taking an again quarterback and making a playoff run – the Brett Favre Viking days – and they have a defense that could help Romo make a playoff run. Sam Bradford is not the answer for any team looking to compete for a playoff spot. They did give up draft picks for Bradford, but Romo would only cost the Vikings money.
The Jaguars a bit of a dark horse, but this would work for a few reasons. Blake Bortles has regressed throughout his time and maybe he needs to learn under a veteran. The Jaguars are loaded with receiving talent on the outside. This also could be a defensive play by Jacksonville. If Romo is in Florida, he can’t be on the Texans roster. The AFC South is wide open, so the Jaguars could make an aggressive play at the veteran QB.
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