Bills Interested In Trevor Siemian If Tony Romo Goes To Broncos
- Author: Toni Ryan Mar 04, 2017,
Mar 04, 2017, 0:50
But before they took to their respective podiums, Elway and Garrett shared a brief conversation.
Anybody can choose to do work on the possibility of landing Tony Romo, but there will be limitations. "We drafted Paxton to come in and compete for a job, Trevor did a good job a year ago, but we're looking for a guy we can hang our hat on for a long, long time".
That timeframe is rather open-ended. The expectation is Romo will be released by the start of free agency on March 9. He can not be traded officially until the NFL's calendar flips over, should Dallas go that route.
Even with his recent injury history, a number of teams will be interested in Romo's services. Should John Elway sign Tony Romo, essentially sidelining Lynch, or Trevor Siemian, for two years? Offensively I think we're close. He also would stand as an obvious upgrade for the Broncos, who remain very much in win-now mode.
"I'll say we're going to look at all the options - once they become available, we're going to look at all the options, " Elway said.
"We've got two young guys that combined to win nine games previous year as starters, probably should have won two more, so we're fine there with those two kids", Joseph said.
"I think we're good enough on the defensive side", said the Broncos legend.More news: Is North Carolina the best team in America?
Getting things right up front starts with some important decisions regarding the Broncos current starters; Russell Okung on the left side and Donald Stephenson on the right.
John Elway will be thinking about more than just the 2017 season when he decides whether the Broncos should pursue a veteran quarterback this offseason.
Then, with a flash of his toothy smile, Elway walked up to the podium inside the Indianapolis Convention Center and offered four words to keep the music playing. "We'll always look at it".
In all likelihood, these are the final weeks of Romo in the Cowboys organization, with Dallas committing to Dak Prescott as their starter and Romo set to count $24.7 million against the cap in 2017.
Of course, there are a couple of big factors here, beginning with Romo's decision. A release gives him more options since the Cowboys would not have to agree to a deal. If a team acquires Romo via trade, it would have to rework a contract that owes him $54 million in base salary through the 2019 season.
Former coach Gary Kubiak said during Super Bowl week in Houston last month the Broncos selected Lynch knowing full well "it would take some time" for the quarterback to grow from the spread offense he played in college to the pro game.
"There is no question we believe Tony Romo can still play", Garrett said.