The Houston Texans might be a long-shot to sign Tony Romo now.
NFL media insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday night that the Denver Broncos are in the lead to land Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo if they do end up releasing him when the new league year begins next week.
“At this point judging from the teams that are available, given Clark Hunt’s comments to the Kansas City Star that Alex Smith is going to be the Chiefs quarterback for 2017, it seems the Broncos are clearly in the drivers seat now in the potential free agent Tony Romo sweepstakes, if he is willing to take a pay cut from the $13 million or $14 million he was due this year. It seems like the Broncos and then it seems like everyone else,” said Rapoport.
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Like the Texans, the Broncos bolster one of the NFL’s most talented overall rosters. But they need a quarterback if they’re going to contend for a Super Bowl going forward.
As of right now it look like the Texans will need to focus their attention of this year’s NFL draft if they’re going to make any improvements at the quarterback position.
Of course Houston could also try and sign quarterback Jay Cutler once the Chicago Bears release him, but no one knows if he would win the starting job. I honestly believe the chances of him being the Texans’ starter are very good since he would since he would be competing with Brock Osweiler and Tom Savage.
It would come down to whether Texans head coach Bill O’Brien wants to deal with Cutler.