The Denver Broncos claimed a Super Bowl title with Peyton Manning at the quarterback position and, now, one of the worst-kept secrets in the NFL is that John Elway would like to replicate that level of success with Tony Romo. Romo, who is still employed by the Dallas Cowboys, is a very obvious candidate to be at the helm of a veteran-laden Broncos team but, even with that said, the Broncos aren’t fully limiting themselves to a Romo-only pursuit.
Troy Renck of ABC 7 in Denver brings word that the Broncos could look elsewhere if the Romo dynamic doesn’t come together in full. This is something that seems painfully obvious but it could also present a myriad of options for Elway and his staff.
First, the Broncos could look internally and go with either Trevor Siemian (who helped to lead Denver to a 9-7 record this season) or Paxton Lynch. Lynch was the “quarterback of the future” when the Broncos invested a coveted draft pick in his services but, in the same breath, he is extremely raw and might not be fit to lead a playoff-bound team in 2017.
As for non-roster options, Denver could conceivably look in the direction of a player like Tyrod Taylor. Taylor would be an upgrade on Siemian in the short term and he is also young enough to the point where it would not be a pure rental.
Tony Romo is the big prize and the fit makes sense on a number of levels. This time, though, Elway isn’t closing his mind around one option.