Ever since the new league year began, the American football fans have been wondering where the Dallas Cowboys star quarterback Tony Romo would land: the Denver Broncos or Houston Texans?
While franchises like the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears were fleetingly rumored to be in the mix for the 36-year-old’s services, the Broncos and Texans appeared to be the only two legitimate suitors.
If the Dallas Cowboys president Jerry Jones gets caught looking down at his cellular phone during the next week’s annual league meeting in Phoenix, trust that it won’t be because the franchise owner is playing Candy Crush or browsing his social media account.
He’ll be texting Houston Texans owner Bob McNair from across the room, or he’ll be sliding into Broncos general manager John Elway’s direct message or probably both.
The veteran quarterback remains a Dallas Cowboy despite Jones’ promise to do right by him after more than a decade of Pro Bowl-caliber service. The longer Tony Romo’s preferred club in Texans and Broncos wait for him to become available in free agent market, the more evident the Cowboys president’s bluff becomes — doing right would be releasing the franchise quarterback as soon as possible.
Jones naturally doesn’t want to part with Tony Romo without some sort of compensation, consequently the hold-up a couple weeks into free agency. When the Houston Texans dumped failed quarterback Brock Osweiler, Jerry Jones got the tango partner he needed to pair with the Denver Broncos as competitors for the veteran in 2017 NFL season.
Now, another party has surfaced as an authentic option for the veteran quarterback’s next career stop: Television.
The concept of Tony Romo hanging up his uniform and leaving the league for a football analyst career is a pretty real deal option, per Peter King of Sports Illustrated’s MMQB.
But even though the Dallas Cowboys have not officially cut him, many are starting to wonder whether the four-time Pro Bowler might actually consider a landing a television career now instead of taking one last chance to win big at the age 37. A report recently emerged that the Fox television channel wants to hire Romo to replace John Lynch on its number two NFL broadcasting team, and other networks are interested too.