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Report: Ed Werder tells 104.3 The Fan that Romo may prefer playing for the Texans

Maybe the Broncos are not Romo's top choice?

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ESPN's Ed Werder joined 104.3 The Fan earlier today and said that Houston, not Denver may be Tony Romo's preferred destination if/when he is released or traded by the Dallas Cowboys.

Werder reported earlier today that sources told him that Tony Romo believes he will be released by the Cowboy's sometime this offseason. They will likely still shop him around to NFL teams but it seems unlikely that anyone will give up a pick and take on the contract of a 37-year-old quarterback with a rather lengthy injury history.

Now, this report does contradict a November report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that stated that Tony Romo was "eyeing" the Broncos as an offseason destination.

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.

Now a lot has changed since this report by Rapoport. First, the Texans benched quarterback Brock Osweiler who appears to be a free agent bust for them and the Broncos hired a new Head Coach. So the landscape of both teams has changed greatly and may have altered his decision some.

If the Broncos do decide to pass on Romo their quarterback competition will continue between 2016 starter Trevor Siemian and 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch. 9NEWS Denver's Mike Klis reported back in January that the Broncos are hopeful that Lynch can win the job this offseason and that they are ready to push him along this offseason.

"Get ready, kid. According to league sources, the Broncos’ brass hope to determine during the organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp this offseason if Lynch is ready to become their starting quarterback in 2017. The team believes he has the talent and character. And the Broncos want to do everything they can to push him in year two."

If Lynch doesn't earn the starting nod this offseason look for Trevor Siemian to be the man under center once again in 2017.

We should get an idea of how confident the Broncos really are in their young quarterback by the amount of interest they show in Tony Romo this offseason if/when he gets released. Until then we're all just guessing at who will be starting quarterback for the Broncos in 2017.