How Tony Romo's Retirement Affects the Houston Texans 2017 NFL Draft

The Vikings don't play against the Cowboys in 2017, so it might not set in quite yet for Vikings fans. In other words, perhaps no team is looking for a QB like Romo, or even similar to Romo, i.e. Jay Cutler right now. With the move, the Texans are left with just Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden on their quarterback roster. "I'd be remiss if I went through this entire conversation and never mentioned how much he's meant to me and how much he'll mean to me going forward because he'll always be in my life, and I'll always be in his". But Tony had 14 years in the National Football League and with the team. "I think he has a lot to offer a team". The Denver Broncos and Houston Texans were thought to be the primary suitors for Romo, and now that he's at least temporarily out of the equation, Houston and Denver can turn their attention elsewhere. It seemed logical-Romo, at 36, could be that ideal bridge QB to help buy the Texans at least another year to figure their shit out-and it appeared to be all the more likely in recent weeks as the Denver Broncos let it be known they weren't going to pursue Romo.

The Houston Texans are a team that may worry the Browns even more now in the wake of Romo's retirement.

Romo was a very good quarterback during his time in Dallas, throwing for more than 34,000 yards to go with 248 touchdowns. Tom Brady is the NFL's best quarterback at 39 years old, and Peyton Manning played in two Super Bowls in his late 30s after undergoing serious neck surgery. He was released by the Chicago Bears on March 9th. No offense intended for Weeden, but I don't know of any head coach who would legitimately be excited to have him as a starting option on their depth chart. With Romo out of the way officially, the Cowboys are placing their trust in Prescott. And he gave them the only playoff victories for the Cowboys since their last Super Bowl title following the 1995 season.

Romo, who was signed through 2019, had a $14 million base salary and a $24.7 million salary cap hit for the Cowboys this season.

-"I'm excited about trying to be really good at this". Signing with a team during, say, the preseason or in Week 3 of the regular season could be less taxing. His last snap in a home regular-season game was the last of three broken collarbones sustained in his career, on Thanksgiving in 2015 against Carolina.

A few weeks ago Garrett sat with Witten, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin as the Dallas Mavericks played the Golden State Warriors. "There's a handful of guys that just get lucky and everything works out perfectly".

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