Tony Romo will probably be one of the most coveted quarterbacks on the free agent market this year. The quarterback was benched after an apparent back injury in the preseason and Dak Prescott was promoted to starter and kept the job even after Romo’s return. Prescott went on to win Offensive Rookie of the Year after his exceptional rookie performance. The Cowboys are not sure what exactly will happen with Romo at this point, but it would seem that a split is in the best interest of all parties.
According to CBS, Romo has narrowed his choices down to four teams: Cardinals, Texans, Broncos, and Chiefs.
Romo had a great career in Dallas, throwing 248 touchdowns and over 34,000 yards. He is easily the best quarterbacks Dallas has had in a long time. Unfortunately for Romo, he had injury issues and Dallas seems to have finally found their quarterback, in Prescott. For that reason, Dallas has the chance to shop Romo around. Let’s look at the teams he has mentioned wanting to go to.
Let’s look at the teams he has mentioned wanting to go to.
The Cardinals just got word that Carson Palmer will be back for the 2017 season, so to me they are out. The Chiefs have Alex Smith and although Smith isn’t the downfield threat that Romo is he is still the perfect guy for Andy Reid’s system. The Chiefs are out.
The Broncos have Trevor Siemian who had an average season last year for the Broncos throwing for 3,400 yards and 18 touchdowns. However, during the second half of the year, he seemed to struggle, but that was mostly due to injury. I am not putting the Broncos out of contention because Elway would likely pull the trigger on Romo if he thinks he has a better chance of winning.
Lastly, the Houston Texans spent big money to bring in Osweiler and turned out to be an utter disappointment. Osweiler threw 15 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, and 2,957 yards and for his efforts was benched late in the year for Tom Savage. Could this be first year yips for Osweiler?
I think Romo stays somewhere in Texas but there is a good chance that it’s not in Dallas. It seems impossible to envision Romo without the star on his helmet, but every quarterback faces the day he gets put out to pasture and that time seems to be now for Romo. Then again, Jerry Jones’ emotional attachment to Tony Romo is so strong that he could have the veteran QB sitting on his mantle above his favorite fireplace in one of his favorite homes.