Here’s a breakdown of every team likely in the running to sign Tony Romo this offseason.
Taking a look at the earliest deals struck in free agency, one thing is clear: NFL teams will do anything to find their man. With word that the Chicago Bears are willing to pay Mike Glennon an incredible $14 or $15 million per year while also taking a rookie quarterback is just the latest desperate indication of teams overpaying for even a hint of potential.
Brock Osweiler’s contract apparently wasn’t the warning sign for teams that some NFL analysts thought it could become. Instead of cautioning teams against giving an untested back-up starter-level money, the Bears decided that rinse and repeat was the proper approach. Can Glennon be the guy? Perhaps. Is it likely that he’s not even as good as Jay Cutler? Absolutely.
With that said, it’s no surprise in this current landscape that Tony Romo is getting so much attention. The Dallas Cowboys veteran might be older than most and coming off of a back injury, but the reality is that Romo is a proven winner, a man who, at his best, rivals the NFL’s best. He’s a four-time Pro Bowler who put up his best complete season just before this latest injury. So while the risk is there for all the aforementioned reasons, is it really that much crazier than giving Mike Glennon $45 million? No.
There’s a reason that some teams are in play for Romo, so let’s survey the field to see which landing spot would be best for Romo (and which we think will actually land him).