There is already so much written about where Tony Romo will land when he inevitably leaves the Dallas Cowboys this spring. One of the teams constantly mentioned as a likely landing spot for the veteran quarterback is the Denver Broncos. Now we’re hearing rumblings that indicate John Elway might be amenable to such an arrangement.
According to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver, the Broncos are “expected to at least discuss” bringing Romo on board.
“If Romo becomes available through his release from the Dallas Cowboys – a transaction many observers deem unavoidable because of his monstrous, if non-guaranteed, remaining contract, plus the team’s proven young replacement in Dak Prescott – the Broncos are expected to at least discuss whether to pursue the veteran quarterback.” Klis wrote.
The contract situation Klis mentions isn’t actually that sticky. It’s been reported numerous times that Romo would be open to reworking his contract to sign with a team of his choosing.
However, it does stand to reason that Elway wouldn’t likely be interested in trading draft capital to Dallas in exchange for Romo, meaning he would need to be released in order to end up in Denver. The Broncos already traded up for Paxton Lynch last year and still have high hopes he’ll evolve into a franchise quarterback.
The fact of the matter is that Lynch is likely still a season or two away from leading Denver to any meaningful playoff run. The same goes for Trevor Siemian, if he’s ever going to be at that level to begin with.
The Broncos would be selling themselves short if they didn’t at least talk about bringing Romo aboard. They still feature a championship-caliber defense and have the receivers to dominate through the air. The only thing missing is a quarterback who has the talent and experience to get them over the hump.
Romo fits that description, even if his age and health concerns are viable reasons to give any team pause.