Broncos reportedly interested in Tony Romo afterall

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Aug 13, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) looks on against the Los Angeles Rams during the third quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos have been linked to Tony Romo for a couple of months now, but the reports have gone back-and-forth as to whether or not they’re actually interested in acquiring the perennial Pro Bowler.


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NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport recently reported that the team was not interested in trading for him. But if he is released by the Dallas and becomes a free agent? Mike Klis from 9News had this to share:

“If it should happen that Tony Romo is eventually released to the free-agent market, the Denver Broncos may express interest in the veteran quarterback.

A source in the Broncos’ football department did not dismiss the possibility of bringing in the Dallas Cowboys quarterback — providing the situation reaches the point where Romo is no longer Cowboys’ property.”

As Klis points out, it’d be easier for the Broncos to negotiate a contract with Romo at a “reduced contract,” as opposed to trading for a man who’s owed $14 million in 2017, $19.5 million the next and $20.5 in 2019.

The Broncos would also not have to give up draft picks to acquire Romo, which would be another win. It’d be much easier to negotiate a deal that helps both sides for Denver. If Dallas trades Romo, it’s tough to see him willingly accepting a large pay cut to go to the Mile High City.

Also, trading for Romo is a huge risk. He played just four games in 2015, suffering a broken collarbone. He missed almost all of 2016 as well. At 37 years of age, Romo is not getting better and he’s getting older. It’ll be interesting to see just how hard John Elway pursues him in the offseason.

 

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