The narrative that the Denver Broncos are just waiting for the Dallas Cowboys to release Tony Romo in order to sign him just got served a cold shoulder. On Monday, John Elway, who already stated he was eager to move forward with his young quarterbacks, made it clear he’s not interested in pursuing Romo whatsoever.
“It’s not the intent to go that direction,’’ Elway told 9News, per Mike Klis.
Klis also added some context as to why the Broncos are steering clear of the talented veteran.
“A source told 9NEWS it wasn’t necessarily Romo’s injury history that increasingly concerned the Broncos as how quickly those injuries occurred in recent years,” he wrote.
Obviously, the word “intent” chosen by Elway doesn’t completely rule out the possibility of the Broncos ending up with Romo. He didn’t say “absolutely not.”
But given the fact that the Broncos are reportedly concerned about Romo’s durability (they should be) and that offseason workouts start in a couple of weeks, it seems better to simply develop Paxton Lynch and hope he progresses well enough to overtake Trevor Siemian, who is still out recovering from shoulder surgery to his non-throwing arm.
As one more note here, it was also reported on Monday that the Romo saga isn’t expected to end any time soon and could extend well past the upcoming draft at the end of April.