Tony Romo has been heavily linked to be a Bronco in 2017, the star quarterback “eyeing” the Denver Broncos as his new home for next Season.
It is understood that talks have already commenced between Tony Romo’s management, the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos to make Romo a Bronco in 2017-18 season.
Romo who will turn 37 before the start of the 2017-18 season is seen by John Elway as perfect short-term solution for their failing offense this season. Romo is expected to fill the gap as Lynch continues to learn and develop, like Brock Osweiler did for three-plus years behind Peyton Manning. Lynch who is under contract through at least 2019 and with the team holding an option for 2020.
A trade makes the most sense for the Cowboys, as Romo current contract concludes at the end of the 2019. Currently he is the highest paid back-up quarterback in the league earning between $18-20,000,000 a season.
Starting in 2017, Romo has three years remaining on his contract. That includes the base salaries for all three years, as well as prorated signing bonus amounts which count towards the cap in each of those years.
The amounts are as follows:
|Year||Base Salary||Prorated SB||Cap Hit|
Financially speaking a trade makes sense and would free up salary cap space to maintain the Cowboys dominate offensive line and then allow Jerry Jones to build a solid defense, that flexibility would be a bonus for the Cowboys.
For the Broncos Romo’s experience would be just what John Elway, New Coach Vance Joesph and the Broncos receiving corp would be looking for.
Cutting him would invite a team like Washington to choose Romo over Kirk Cousins for 2017-18. Romo also could land elsewhere in the conference if cut, playing for a team with whom the Cowboys may be competing for playoff positioning. The best outcome for the Cowboys would be to trade Romo to a team in the AFC — and, ideally, to a team that the Cowboys wouldn’t be seeing in the Super Bowl.
The Jets are also believed to be very interested in adding a veteran quarterback and would be the main rival franchise chasing the services of Tony Romo in 2017. Get Excited Bronco Fans….