Biggest name out there now, is Tony Romo: the Cowboys are going to release him today and the two frontrunners to get him or the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans.
You look at those two, and obviously, the Broncos are the stronger organization and franchise. But in my opinion, the Texans are a better opportunity and fit for Romo.
At 37 Romo has to be in it to win it, and the Texans have an easier division and path to the postseason than the Broncos do. He’d have weapons to work with there, a great defense that is going to be even more dominant now that J.J Watt is coming back. The Texans have a better offensive line, and given Romo’s history of injury and age, that’s huge.
Denver has a first year head coach and they lost their dee coordinator Wade Philips. And if Romo isn’t going to finish his career with the Cowboys; you know he’d love to stay in state with the Texans.
It wouldn’t surprise me if he ultimately went with Denver, but I think Houston would be a better decision.
As for the Broncos, I can’t help but wonder if they’re as interested in him as he is in them: they already have a couple of q.b’s, in Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. And they burned a first rounder on Lynch, so they’re going to have to play him eventually.
Maybe, maybe, a healthy Tony Romo gives them a better chance to make a deep run in the playoffs than the other two, but that’s provided he can stay healthy. And I’m not sure he can playing behind that porous offensive line the Broncos have.
But I’ll tell you what I am sure about; that while John Elway may be open to bringing Romo in, he’s not going to pay Romo what he wants. Not if he wants anywhere near what he was set to make in Dallas.
Then again, if Mike Glennon really is worth $14 or $15 mill a year, how could Romo not ask for at least that much. Even a 37-year old, busted up Romo, who played just five games in the last 2 years.
Elway has to be thinking, he needs us worse than we need him. And he’s right. They don’t have to have Romo. But the Texans do. No way you run Brock Osweiler out there again if you’re Houston.