Tony Romo rumors: A closer look at every team in play
By Matt Conner
This is the most comfortable scenario for all parties involved, just to be clear. Tony Romo is from Texas, is a family man and has said that he desires to stay as close as possible. If he can’t play in Dallas, then moving over to Houston is a nice consolation prize. It would keep him in familiar territory, allowing him a level of access to family and creatures comforts that he couldn’t have playing elsewhere. It’s also likely a place Dallas would prefer to him to go, away from the NFC entirely. They also don’t play the Houston Texans next season (like they do the Chiefs and Broncos), so there’d be no overhyped Romo vs. Dak Prescott tension to worry about.
As for offensive toys, Romo would likely enjoy his Texans teammates as much as any other roster. Will Fuller is a sophomore speed demon who could be very dangerous with experience, and DeAndre Hopkins is one of the NFL’s best wide receivers period. Younger receivers like Braxton Miller and Jaelen Strong will also continue to develop and should soon give the Texans one of the most loaded wide receiver corps in the NFL. Lamar Miller is a workhorse of a running back, and C.J. Fiedorowicz gives them a capable target at tight end.
While the Texans also have the expensive Brock Osweiler around, they have the cap room to allow Romo to also come in and Bill O’Brien wasn’t afraid to make Osweiler step aside when things weren’t working last year. This is a team that’s ready to win if the right quarterback is in place, and while the AFC South is getting tougher by the year, especially as the Titans mature, the Texans defense is still the class of the division. Put Romo in place and it’s a potentially perfect marriage.