After Dak Prescott led the Dallas Cowboys to their best season in four years, it’s safe to say that Tony Romo’s days in the Big D are over.
While it is unclear what his next step will be, Romo has made it clear that his next plan will not involve retirement. With that said, the speculation about where the Cowboys’ star will land has begun.
Although there are four teams who are reportedly linked to a deal for Romo, Dan Graziano of ESPN says the Houston Texans may be the best fit for the four-time pro bowl quarterback.
The Cowboys are likely going to have to release Romo because no team will trade for his contract. Once he’s free to sign anywhere, Romo will look for a contender that needs a quarterback, and there aren’t many of those. He also should go to a place where they have another option in case he gets hurt. And no, Brock Osweiler isn’t a great option (or else why would Houston be messing around with Romo?). But another year of development maybe helps, and adding a veteran like Romo to the mix could make the Texans a title contender if they can somehow get a dozen games out of him and he’s healthy in January.
After signing Brock Osweiler last summer, it may come to one’s surprise that the Houston Texans are in search for another quarterback. However, after averaging a 55.5 quarterback rating, it is easy to understand why.
The Osweiler experience did not go too well in his first season in Houston, and it seems like the Texans are ready to move in another direction. If Texans general manager decides to cut ties with Osweiler, Romo would be a great fit in Houston. Not only would he make the Texans an AFC powerhouse, but it also gives Romo a chance to reestablish himself as an NFL elite quarterback.
However, there are two factors the Texans must consider before making a deal. Given the fact that he will be 37 years old at the start of the 2017 season, Romo must prove that he can still compete at a high level- as well as proving that he can stay healthy for an entire season.
After overpaying an overrated quarterback last season, the last thing the Texans need is an overpaid quarterback who cannot play more than three games next season.