Tony Romo has plenty of potential suitors heading into the 2017-18 campaign, and it’s for that reason he does not plan to retire, per ESPN.
Romo, who will be 37 when next season kicks off, reportedly had offers from plenty of television networks, but the quarterback appears ready to give it another go despite losing his job to Dak Prescott.
Four teams have reportedly emerged as frontrunners for the quarterback’s services, per CBS Sports.
“The Cowboys will listen to offers for Tony Romo, sources said, once owner Jerry Jones has his meeting with the Pro Bowl quarterback. Romo prefers to be moved to a contending team — specifically, the Texans, Cardinals, Broncos or Chiefs. The Bills also have significant interest in Romo, team and league sources said, though they realize that it might be a tough sell.”
Despite his injury history, CBS’s Jason La Canfora pushes directly against reports that Romo’s value won’t bring anything substantial back to the Cowboys. Instead, he reports that “some” general managers believe the Cowboys can get a second-round pick along with possibly another high draft pick.
Reports from the Broncos camp have noted Denver would only be interested in Romo if he were a free agent, as they’ve got 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch and former starter Trevor Siemian still on the roster.
The Texans have also spoken openly about targeting a quarterback in the NFL Draft.
Romo suffered a fracture in his back during the preseason last year and appeared in only one game, the season-finale against the Philadelphia Eagles. He suffered a broken collarbone twice the year prior, causing him to miss most of the season.