According to ESPN's Ed Werder, current Dallas Cowboy's quarterback Tony Romo believes he will not be traded by the team but simply released by the Cowboys. He also states that despite his recent injury history and age, Romo believes he can play another 2 or 3 seasons in the league.
Source says Tony Romo expecting release, not trade, and believes he can start as #NFL QB 2-3 more seasons despite turning 37, injury history— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) February 16, 2017
So with Tony Romo potentially ending up on the free agent market, with Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway kick the tires on Romo? I believe he would.
First, back in November, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Romo has already singled out the Denver Broncos as his preferred landing spot if traded or released by the Cowboys.
Romo, I'm told, already has eyes on the Broncos as a possible destination if general manager John Elway decides Paxton Lynch needs another year and that Trevor Siemian isn't the guy.
Second, a few weeks back, 9NEWS Denver's Mike Klis reported that if Tony Romo was released by the Dallas Cowboys that the Broncos may show 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.
So it sounds like if/when Romo is released by the Cowboys, the Broncos will be among the teams to contact Romo's agent.
Now, this doesn't mean the Broncos are a lock for Romo's services.There are a good number of teams out there searching for a starter and this year's quarterback draft class isn't all that great. So there's a decent chance that the asking price for Romo will go above what John Elway is willing to pay. However, if Romo does indeed want to play for the Broncos and is willing to take less to make it happen, I wouldn't be shocked to see this happen.
The Broncos quarterback situation isn't all that great. They have Trevor Siemian who was rather inconsistent last season and 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch who may need more time before being ready to take over as the starter. So acquiring someone like Romo without having to give up a draft choice sounds like something Elway would do and the Broncos will have the cap space to get it done.
This story is just beginning and will only get more interesting as we near Free Agency or if/when the Cowboy's decide to release Tony Romo.