The likely soon-to-be free agent quarterback is reportedly meeting with the Denver Broncos.
Tony Romo’s top two destinations if he leaves the Cowboys are reportedly the Denver Broncos or the Houston Texans.
The 36-year-old quarterback is reportedly meeting with one of those two teams.
According to Jonah Keri of CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated, Romo has landed in Denver tonight and will be meeting with the Broncos.
Rare NFL(?!) scoop: Tony Romo landed in Denver tonight, said to be meeting with @Broncos, per source.
— Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) March 8, 2017
The Broncos might be the team that makes the most sense for the Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback. Denver has an elite defense and playmakers on offense. A good quarterback could vault the Broncos into Super Bowl contention.
Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver reported earlier that the Broncos were ready to pursue Romo once he becomes a free agent.
Multiple NFL sources tell 9News Broncos general manager John Elway and the team are ready to pursue Romo if and when the quarterback is released by Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.
One agent source also told 9News that Romo’s preferred choice is the Broncos. Denver is not the only team expected to pursue Romo, though. There was buzz at the NFL Combine the Houston Texans would also be interested, but would they give up on Brock Osweiler after paying him $21 million in 2016, his first year with the team, and another $16 million guaranteed this season?
Romo still has to be released by the Cowboys for any move to happen, obviously.
NFL free agency starts on Thursday.
Update: Romo was at the Dallas Mavericks game earlier tonight. That doesn’t necessarily mean Keri’s report is wrong, but it’s a 2 hour flight from Dallas to Denver.
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) March 8, 2017
Updates to come.