With the Dallas Cowboys expected to move on from Tony Romo this offseason, who are the front runners to land the talented gunslinger?
The future for Dallas Cowboys veteran quarterback Tony Romo is cloudier than ever. One thing is pretty clear though. Romo will never play another snap for America’s Team.
The draft-trade scenario is likely the most interesting place to find a team who could take the 36-year old quarterback off the Cowboys hands. In the first ten picks of the 2017 NFL Draft eight of the teams have a desperate at the quarterback position.
There are three top tier quarterbacks (Mitch Trubisky from North Carolina, DeShone Kizer from Notre Dame, DeShaun Watson from Clemson) heading into the draft. So there should be plenty of teams trying to find a signal caller via trade.
The notion that the Cowboys cannot get anything for Romo is pure fantasy as he will be the best option for any team that misses out on one of the better signal callers in the first round. The Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, Los Angeles Rams, and Buffalo Bills could all attempt to make a deal for Romo. And that could mean big things for Dallas.
The Browns could be especially tempted to make a move as they also hold the 12th overall selection. Moving up into the top 15 could help the Cowboys land their “War Daddy” pass rusher or one of the best defensive backs in the draft. The safety position should be fairly well represented early in the first round so they could look to make an upgrade there.
If the Browns want to immediately compete they will make a splash and acquire Romo. The other teams that stand out before and during the draft are the Chicago Bears, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, and Houston Texans. The Bears need a veteran signal caller to help keep competitive while the team builds up its roster.
The Jets biggest need is at the quarterback position and if anyone wants to keep their job they will land a starting caliber quarterback at some point in the offseason. The playoff contenders of this list, the Texans and Broncos both deny having any interest but they could easily look to acquire Romo’s services especially if all the Cowboys are asking is to swap places in the first round.
It could be possible both of those teams will need to offer a bit more if they want the Cowboys to move their veteran quarterback. The most likely scenario for Romo is that a team in the top ten needs a quarterback after missing out on this years crop so they make the jump to acquire number 9.