Lamar Miller talks Tony Romo rumors, Brock Osweiler trade

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A quarterback like Tony Romo would be a huge help for running back Lamar Miller and the Houston Texans offense.

Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller was asked about the possibility of playing with Tony Romo in 2017 while attending his Alma Mater, the University of Miami’s pro day this week.

From James Walker of ESPN:

"“He’s a great quarterback,” Miller said. “He took the Cowboys to the playoffs a couple times. But I never really watched him much.”“He’s still on the Cowboys right now so I don’t know what’s going to happen with that situation,” Miller said of Romo. “I’ll leave that up to [Houston’s front office]. But I’m pretty sure they’ll find the right guy for the job.”"

Miller said all the right things. But I do agree with him.

Texans general manager Rick Smith has done a heck of a job putting together a team that’s a serious playoff contender and is a quarterback away from contending for a Super Bowl.

If Houston can somehow acquire Romo, they’ll have a short window to win their first Super Bowl as they continue to look for a long-term franchise quarterback.

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Like Texans’ owner Bob McNair and the rest of the NFL world, Miller was shocked when Houston traded quarterback Brock Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns.

"“It was kind of shocking for me. I really wasn’t expecting anything to be honest,” Miller said. “I’m pretty sure the front office, they have something in store and planned to help this organization win.”"

Miller sounds like he’s confident in quarterback Tom Savage, who’s currently penciled in as starter.

"“I know right now it’s Tom Savage, but I don’t know what they’re going to do with the draft and all that,” Miller said. “But Tom, I think he took full advantage of the opportunity [last season]. He brought us back against Jacksonville. Right now it’s Tom Savage so we should be good.”"

While I’m not very optimistic when it comes to Savage, we still really don’t know what he can do.

Savage has only thrown 92 career passes for 588 yards and one interception in five games.

If Savage is the Texans’ week one starter for next season, it’s going to be interesting to see how he plays over the course of the first few weeks.