Will the Texans sign Colin Kaepernick now that Tony Romo isn’t an option?

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The Houston Texans need to sign Colin Kaepernick or Jay Cutler with Tony Romo retiring.

The Texans received some bad news on Tuesday morning after it was reported that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be retiring instead of trying to continue his NFL career with another team.

Of course the expectation was that the Cowboys were going to release Romo some time before training camp, with the Texans and Denver Broncos expected try and sign him.

While the plan all along has been for the Texans to pick up a quarterback in this year’s NFL draft, I wonder if they’ll think about signing a veteran to help with the process.

Let’s face it, if the Texans roll with Tom Savage as their starter and he gets injured, whoever they draft likely won’t be ready to step in during his first season.

Do the Texans really trust Brandon Weeden to take over while the rest of their team is ready to make another playoff run?  I don’t think so.

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I know Jay Cutler and Colin Kapeernick aren’t ideal starting quarterbacks, but they’re better than Weeden and possibly Savage.

It’s already been reported that the Texans aren’t interested in Cutler. But let’s be honest, there’s always a chance that could change.

When it comes to Kaepernick, Houston has already talked about signing him and it makes me wonder if they will now make a move with Romo out of the picture.

Aside from Cutler and Kaepernick, there aren’t any other free agent quarterbacks worth signing.

If the Texans had a roster like the Browns, going with Savage and/or Weeden as their starter this season wouldn’t matter.  But this team is ready to win now. They have a Super Bowl roster, aside from the quarterback position of course.

The Texans don’t need a quarterback to carry their team.  They just need someone that can manage the game and not cost them wins.

Right now the best option for the Texans is Kaepernick no matter what anyone says.  He’s not a great, but Jim Harbaugh showed the world that he’s good enough to get to a Super Bowl and come within a play of winning it all.

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