Nov. 19, 2016
Where Could Tony Romo End Up
Obviously it's clear now that Tony Romo, will no longer be the starting QB for the Dallas Cowboys with the emergence of Dak Prescott. So where could Romo end up going this offseason? Which teams would want him and which teams could he help? Given Romo's age, 36, and his health history, you have to think he only has two or three more years left, assuming he stays healthy, so he would want to go to a team that has a chance to win quickly. Who could that be?
1. New York Jets. The Jets will be looking for a quarterback after this season with Ryan Fitzpatrick having a terrible year and playing on a franchise tag. I'm not sure the Jets are a team that could give Romo the best opportunity to win, but they may be the team willing to pay Romo the most money to play. So the chances of Romo being in a J.E.T.S. JETS JETS JETS jersey in 2017 is fairly good.
2. Minnasotta Vikings. How do the Vikings feel about Sam Bradford? How do they feel about Teddy Bridgewater coming back from a knee injury? Neither Bradford or Bridgewater are what you would call franchise quarterbacks, although at this point in his career I don't think you can put Romo in that category either. But a healthy Romo is probably better than either Bradford or Bridgewater and probably gives the Vikings a better chance to win than the other two. And for Romo, the Vikings are a team that is in a position to be a contender. So even though it's much less likely to happen, don't completely count out a Romo to the Vikings deal.
3. San Fransisco 49ers. The 49ers have Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. Romo would walk into the 49ers QB room and immediately be the starting QB simply based on the fact that Kaepernick and Gabbert are both terrible and neither should even be in the NFL. However like the Jets, the 49ers are no where close to being in a position to give Romo a chance to have a shot at being a contender, so would Romo consider going to the Bay?
There are other teams you could discuss, the Houston Texans (I mean, how bad has Brock Osweiler been), Miami Dolphins (Ryan Tannehill is about as bad at Osweiler), and the Los Angeles Rams (do they even have a QB?). But the Jets, Vikings and 49ers have to be considered the favorites for Romo in 2017.