PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 01: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys stretches before taking on the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on January 1, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles won 27-13. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)

If he is upright and uninjured, Tony Romo is a top ten quarterback in a league that is more and more quarterback-focused.  It is reasonable to imagine that, although Jerry Jones loves Romo, his cap number is just too much to take on as a QB2.  Also, one has to think that it would be a huge step backward to demote Dak Prescott after the rookie season that he put together.  The fact that Jerry Jones is the owner and de facto coach of the Dallas Cowboys means that scenario could likely play out.  Assuming that Romo is going to move, here are the top three destinations for the moving vans.

The Best Three Teams for Tony Romo

  1. Denver Broncos

Demaryius Thomas, Emmanual Sanders, and a defense that is unrelenting.  Improving the quarterback play would go a long way to improving the chances of the Broncos hoisting another trophy.  They won in 2015 with Payton Manning’s jersey and the guy that stole $72 million from the Houston Texans.  Seems like a natural fit, but the offensive line in Denver is weak as water and Romo are -how does one put it gently- fragile.  Honestly, he would be lucky to make it out of preseason, but facing Khalil Mack, Joey Bosa, and Justin Houston six times a year would likely render Romo in an iron lung.

  1. Chicago

It would be a homecoming of sorts—Romo attended college at Eastern Illinois.  The Bears have a stud running back in Jordan Howard and a better than average offensive line.  Both of these would help to keep Romo in the upright position. The wide receiver corps needs work and equally injury-prone Alshon Jeffrey is likely to move on. This would not likely vault the Bears into contention in the tough NFC North, but it would be a step in the right direction, which is any direction that gets the Bears away from Mr. Electricity, Jay Cutler.

  1. The Houston Texans

Why are the Texans not dominating the AFC South?  They have a stud running back, a great defense, good receiving corps, a decent offensive line, and it is the AFC South!  They should be clinching the South by week 4!  Okay, that might be a bit dramatic.  The simple answer is quarterback play.  The current model, that they paid top dollar for, is a 6’7” side-armed thrower who can’t read a defense.  If you thrust that guy into a complex offense, there is going to trouble and Exhibit A: the 2016 season proved that.  I am not sure if Houston can offload Osweiler to make this work.  Perhaps they can find someone desperate for a QB with cap space to burn.  I’m looking at you, Cleveland and San Francisco.  However, if that is the case, why would those teams not just pitch themselves to Romo?

Romo has had a really good NFL career and many people would like to see him get to make one more run and then lose in the first playoff game like he usually does.  There are landing spots for Romo to likely succeed, but those teams have their warts as well.  If the issues in Denver with the offensive line are addressed, then this would likely be the best fit for Romo, assuming that he is released.

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