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Tony Romo Reportedly Considered Signing With The New York Jets

Tony Romo on the field for the Dallas Cowboys.

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 19: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys during a pre-season game at AT&T Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The AFC East would have had two of the best QB's in the league.

Tony Romo spent 13 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before deciding to hang up his cleats.

Following his NFL career, Romo traded in the football field for the broadcast booth. However, before he made the move, several teams reached out to the Cowboys in an attempt to trade for the star quarterback.

After the trade options didn't pan out, Romo reportedly considered signing with the Jets, according to Neil Best of Newsday Sports.

It's possible Romo took one look at the New York roster and decided that he'd rather retire than be subject to a losing season. Of course, the Jets started to tank after missing out on the Romo sweepstakes, so perhaps the team could have made an effort to build around him.

The team clearly would have been better off with Romo, as the Jets current starter is Josh McCown.