After Dak Prescott’s amazing performance as the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback, it looks like Tony Romo’s days in the Big-D are numbered. The NFL vet said he still wants to play football, but he’s no second string kind of guy. Here are five teams that he could possibly call home!
It was absolutely heartbreaking to watch Tony Romo concede that rookie Dak Prescott, 23, has earned the job of the Cowboys starting QB after leading them to a league’s best 8-1 record. While the 36-year-old has finally recovered from a back injury and is able to take the field, he’s not demanding his place back as their franchise quarterback. He still wants to play in the NFL so if Jerry Jones keeps Dak around as their team leader, Tony could possibly bounce in the off-season. There’s plenty of teams where he could land, so here are five scenarios:
1. The Denver Broncos
Trevor Siemian, 24, hasn’t proven himself worthy of being Peyton Manning‘s replacement and Denver could use a seasoned vet in their QB position. Peyton was able to revive his NFL career in the Mile High city, taking them to two Super Bowls and winning one. Tony could be a great fit leading the Denver offense.
2. The New York Jets
They put their faith in Ryan Fitzpatrick, 33, for 2016 and it’s not working out well for the 3-7 team, dwelling in the cellar of the AFC East. There’s much chatter he won’t be back for the 2017 season and young Christian Hackenburg, 21, is likely in no position to lead the team. Tony could find a home with the Jets, who want to be winners again!
3. The Chicago Bears
They signed Jay Cutler, 33, to a massive seven-year $126.7 million extension in 2014 and that hasn’t worked out very well for the team. Between injuries and poor play, the Bears want to finally have some winning seasons and that’s not going to happen as long as Jay is around.
4. The Arizona Cardinals
If Carson Palmer, 36, decides to call it a day on his NFL career, the Cards could pick up another strong vet with Tony to lead the team. They’ve been great at reviving aging QB’s careers, as they have with Carson and Kurt Warner before him.
5. The L.A. Rams
While the franchise traded big time to draft Cal’s Jared Goff, 22, he’s still unproven as to whether or not he can lead the team. Tony’s got several good years left in him and could right the ship until Jared is finally ready to take over.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Tony will leave the Cowboys? Who would you like to see him play for next?