The Denver Broncos struggles on offense in 2016 were well-documented, and the easy solution would be to add a veteran quarterback. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport did claim that Tony Romo wanted to join the Mile High City:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 15, 2017
However, the Broncos reportedly aren’t interested in trading for Romo at this time, meaning it’s extremely unlikely that they’ll add him.
But don’t tell that to star wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who seems to love the idea of having Romo be his quarterback, per NFL Network.
“I believe I would benefit..In John Elway I trust. If he does bring him over, I think Tony Romo will fit good in (offensive coordinator Mike) McCoy’s system. It’s a no-huddle, up-tempo offense. I think that it’s gonna be similar to the Cowboys.”
Romo missed virtually all of 2016 (save for one drive in Week 17), with a back injury he suffered in the preseason. Rookie Dak Prescott emerged and won the starting role, forcing Romo to miss the majority of a second-straight season.
The Broncos appear keen on keeping Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch as their tandem for 2017, so Sanders probably won’t get his wish. That being said, anything is possible with Elway.
Denver would also undoubtedly be a better team with a veteran like Romo. But at 37 years of age and battling far too many injuries, the Broncos may play it safe and avoid taking on Romo.