NFL news about Tony Romo current status starts to heat up again as of late. Rumors are spreading that Romo's time in a Dallas Cowboys uniform is nearly coming to an end. And speculations are saying that he could be joining the Denver Broncos next season if ever he decides to leave the Cowboys.
For quite some time, Tony Romo has been the subject of numerous trade rumors since last season. After suffering a back injury during a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, Romo wasn't able to start the regular season and paves the way for rookie Dak Prescott to assume the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
And Prescott did a good job in leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 13-3 win-loss record that holds the top spot in NFC division. With that in mind, it seems that the Cowboys are now leaning towards Prescott to be the future signal caller making Tony Romo expendable already to the team.
And now, recent reports are spreading that the Denver Broncos could lead the many suitors for the 36-year old veteran quarterback. According to Washington Post, the Broncos is said to be the front-runners to sign Tony Romo to a contract if ever he will be released by the Dallas Cowboys.
However, Tony Romo must agree and be "willing to take a pay cut" on his salary in order to make the deal with the Denver Broncos happen. Romo is set to receive $14 million base salary plus around $10.7 million in bonuses this coming season which could be way beyond the salary cap for the Broncos.
The Denver Broncos had a dismal performance last season after they failed to defend the title and worst not even making it to the playoffs. They badly need some veteran presence in the QB spot after Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian failed to step up following the retirement of Peyton Manning in 2016.
Acquiring a high-caliber player like Tony Romo is a viable option for the Denver Broncos to have an ideal replacement for Manning. His veteran smart of playmaking and being a leader to the team will be a big advantage for them aside from the experience he will also bring in.
Will the Dallas Cowboys finally release Tony Romo and join the Denver Broncos next season?