We’ll soon learn where Dallas quarterback Tony Romo will land…
Because it now appears Romo will be released by the Cowboys and not traded. The three teams believed to be in the hunt: Houston, Denver and Kansas City.
Dallas doesn’t want to pay Romo his $20 million this coming season and needs the cap space to sign other players. That’s why a release vs. a trade is likely.
And if Romo’s released signing him will be far cheaper and easier than a trade.
The Chiefs could be Romo’s top choice…why?
Kansas City is now considered one of the top three teams to go to the Super Bowl this coming season. New England clearly will be the favorite followed by the Steelers, if Big Ben doesn’t retire. Then KC.
Romo will evaluate the top teams and likely come up with the thought that KC gives him the best chance to go all the way this coming season.
On top of which, Romo will want to start no matter where he goes.
KC will likely want to have Alex Smith and Romo. It’s not likely they’ll negotiate who starts – it’ll be best man up. It makes a ton of sense to have both on your squad. If Smith starts, gets hurt, you have Tony.
There is the possibility of Romo getting the starting nod, depending on preseason, health and other issues. Boy, would Romo like to throw to Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce – even Maclin.
The Chiefs will have to dump a couple players to make cap room for Tony and others. Likely that will include Jamaal Charles, Derrick Johnson and Dontari Poe.
The Chiefs will look to resign Eric Berry or franchise tag him.
If Romo can stay healthy, you have to like the Chiefs taking him.
Denver is likely choice No. 2, but even their once great defense is in question.
Houston is close to Dallas – so it’s closer to home – but there are lots of issues there. Tony makes them a better playoff team, but can they get to a Super Bowl in a season or two? It’s likely Romo will want a three year deal.
The bottom line: is it Romo time in Kansas City? I just don’t see why not.