The Case Against Tony Romo

One can definitely cite reasons for acquiring Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and one can certainly cite reasons against such a move. Let’s take a look at them all.

What will it cost to get Romo? If it’s a 4th round draft pick and let’s say $17 million per year are you paying that? If you can get him without losing a draft pick but still have to pay $17-20 million per year are you paying that? John Elway probably won’t.

The prospect of get getting Tony Romo in a Denver uniform is intriguing but would it be worth it? Romo is slightly older than Peyton Manning was when the Broncos signed him. Romo’s body is also showing signs up breaking down.

On the other hand Romo has had time to heal. The Cowboys were planning on his return this season but the exception play of rookie Dak Prescott enabled them to keep Tony on the shelf. Romo’s only playing time was for one series in the last game of the season and he made the most of it throwing 3 completions in 4 attempts for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Elway brought in Manning to replace Tim Tebow, a quarterback who was not Elway’s guy whereas Paxton Lynch is Elway’s guy. But we found out Lynch has not been progressing as fast as expected. Could Elway possibly think about trading Trevor Siemian and let Lynch develop another year or two under Romo?

Of course, all of this depends on what the Cowboys decide to do with Romo because he is under contract for three more years but the gut feeling around the league is that Romo will not be with the Dallas Cowboys next season.

Ultimately I think it comes down to this. The Broncos have a pretty good quarterback in Siemian and a potentially good/great quarterback in Paxton Lynch whom they would love to develop into a franchise guy. There really is no need for Romo. The offense has issues outside of the quarterback position and when you add it all up you have a case against signing Tony Romo.



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