Last season, Tony Romo famously lost his job as the starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys to Dak Prescott. Despite turning 37 years old and his injury history, Romo also believes he can play two or three more seasons in the National Football League, according to Werder.
The star quarterback, sidelined a year ago by a back injury and the emergence of rookie Dak Prescott, has said having children strengthens his family values and his relationship with his wife.
Rumors have been swirling for the better part of three months now wondering where Romo would end up next season. Since 2006, Tony Romo has the highest fourth quarter passer rating in the NFL.
Romo playing as the backup is not going to work because he made it clear that he wants to be a starter next season whether for the Cowboys or a different team.
Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up on the field prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium on January 15, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Releasing Romo will leave the Cowboys with $19.6 million in dead money. "He looked good to me, he had like a lot left in him". However, Romo is more intrigued by staying in state of Texas. There are speculations that the New York Jets are working to acquire Romo to lead the team.
The Cowboys have a long history with Romo, and would probably prefer to help him find a landing spot of his choosing. Given that the Chiefs already have committed to Alex Smith, and as well as Smith already knows the playbook, the Chiefs might not be interested internally despite the external consensus that he could be a good match for Andy Reid's offense. Fish has reported that Romo has engaged in a brainstorming session with the Joneses ... and clarity is coming.
Polian said of a team signing Romo as a free agent: "You're going to structure the contract in such a way that you'll protect yourself against injury".