Although Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said this week that he had no thoughts of Tony Romo
For one thing, it’s silly to think the Cowboys are going to keep Romo as a $14 million backup (with a nearly $25 million salary cap hit thanks to bonuses and restructuring), and for another, it would be silly for Romo to be OK with carrying a clipboard in Dallas when he made it clear during his reflective Tuesday podium appearance that
So of course the question becomes, where would Romo go?
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport,
Of course, the Broncos also have Trevor Siemian, who has started most of the team’s games this year, and drafted Paxton Lynch. But if, as Rapoport writes, Elway decides Siemian isn’t the answer long-term and/or Lynch needs more time to develop, he could decide Romo is the way to go.
Rapoport also mentioned the Chicago Bears, New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals and Buffalo Bills as possible landing spots for Romo, adding that the 36-year-old will have a lot of say in where he ends up.
One more note from Rapoport: while Romo’s good friend, Dallas tight end Jason Witten, believes Romo will play next year, Rapoport was told that retirement is a consideration, and if that comes to pass, he would remain part of the Cowboys’ organization in some capacity.