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Broncos still waiting on Tony Romo, if he’s released

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Since January, the dots have connected Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo with the Broncos, as long as Romo was released and not someone they’d have to trade for.

That apparently still applies.

According to Mike Klis of KUSA, Broncos executive John Elway is “ready to pursue” Romo if the Cowboys can’t find a trade partner.

That would satisfy the Cowboys’ end of the “do-right rule” which would keep Romo from biting them for another team they’d run into on a regular basis. And Denver has always been near the top of Romo’s reported wish list.

Of course, then it becomes a question of how far Jerry Jones is willing to go to do right by Romo. Houston has been mentioned as a possible trade partner, and it seems clear that the Broncos aren’t prepared to give up any assets beyond the cash it would take to pay Romo (or at least that’s what Elway wants us to think).

And because Elway has developed a reputation for being a tough negotiator, it would also imply that Romo would have to come off the $14 million he’d make if his current deal was traded, with lower base salaries and incentives for games played a reasonable expectation.

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  1. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 7, 2017 7:47 AM

    Boy, talk about desperation, Broncos would be better off bringing Peyton back instead.

  2. darocnessmonsta says: Mar 7, 2017 7:49 AM

    I love Romo and if he is so sure he can still play he should bet on himself and do what it takes to have a trade go thru that way insuring he has control over what team he goes too and helping the team that gave him a chance to become an NFL qb everyone is happy in the end!!

  3. wib22 says: Mar 7, 2017 7:52 AM

    Romo behind horse teeth’s awful line? Good job monks he’ll be injured by week 6.

  4. snowdood163 says: Mar 7, 2017 7:55 AM

    Imagine that, a moronic New England stool pigeon interjecting his loser opinion on a Broncos thread. Just worry about your own team renobinroxbury.

  5. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 7, 2017 7:56 AM

    I don’t get the mad rush to sign Romo. He’s one clean hit from separting his shoulder again. I don’t think he’ll last more than 5 games with whomever he signs for. Draft another QB and pickup a health jouneyman veteran.(McCown?)

  6. gixrider says: Mar 7, 2017 8:02 AM

    Of course, then it becomes a question of how far Jerry Jones is willing to go to do right by Romo. Houston has been mentioned as a possible trade partner,

    Elway knows that Jerry would sell his soul to the devil before he would help Houston potentially advance in the playoffs. I think he would rather help a division rival than his state rival. Another NFC east team does well and he loses bragging rights…..Houston doing well potentially costs him in-state fan support which translates into money (gear purchases, etc.).

  7. wib22 says: Mar 7, 2017 8:03 AM

    Boy, talk about desperation, Broncos would be better off bringing Peyton back instead.

    ******

    Tannehill stinks chippy.

  8. nannymcsack says: Mar 7, 2017 8:07 AM

    Rome wasn’t released in a day.

  9. nhpats says: Mar 7, 2017 8:16 AM

    snowdood163 says:
    Mar 7, 2017 7:55 AM
    Imagine that, a moronic New England stool pigeon interjecting his loser opinion on a Broncos thread. Just worry about your own team renobinroxbury.

    ———–

    That is not a NE fan…..it is one of Chippy’s many sock-puppets….. yes….the poor sap has some serious issues

  10. cosmicredneck81 says: Mar 7, 2017 8:16 AM

    I knew this would happen everybody said nobody’s gonna trade for Romo y’all watch ol Jerry’s gonna make sure he gets something for him elways full of it he’ll get em if he wants him

  11. meximyke says: Mar 7, 2017 8:17 AM

    They talk about Romo like he has won multiple Super Bowls! By the way, How many rings does he have? How many years has he been a starter? How many games has he missed due to injuries? What has he basically done or won in the NFL? Sure shows how bad the QB situation has gotten in the NFL!

  12. rukiddnme29 says: Mar 7, 2017 8:22 AM

    Nooooo! These articles are making me want to root for another team, which I probably will if they sign him. Dumb waste of cap space.

  13. jimmylikesthat says: Mar 7, 2017 8:25 AM

    Perhaps the Cowboys could package Romo with Sanchez. I miss the butt fumble jokes in his short stint with the donkeys

  14. sugarbearhamilton says: Mar 7, 2017 8:28 AM

    Of course Denver should sign Romo. With all those playoff wins, he’s a sure thing.

  15. streetyson says: Mar 7, 2017 8:35 AM

    “Rome” wasn’t bought in a day. And is his bone’s “collar-cesium” still sturdy enough for those big gladiatorial games?

  16. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 7, 2017 8:36 AM

    Why waste any time trying to sign Romo? He’ll probably injure his shoulder signing his name on the contract and be out for the year.

  17. newsretorter says: Mar 7, 2017 8:38 AM

    “Desperation” huh? Tony Romo is not only still a viable and deadly accurate talent at the quarterback position, assuming that he’s released & not traded to Houston prior to Thursday, he’s by far the best of the current crop of available free agent quarterbacks. In fact, had it not been for his surprising backup Dak Prescott playing miles above expectations and draft position throughout his absence, Romo would have unquestionably been the Cowboy’s starting pivot following his return from injury rehabilitation.

    Not only is Tony Romo arguably the only bonafide marquis QB set to hit free agency, he’s 100% healthy and his back is in better shape than it’s been in YEARS due to a tireless and reportedly successful regimen of rehab, but also in large part as a result of an extended period of rest. While there may be a trace of rust on his game as an understandable consequence of having been off the field for the better part of a year and one game shy of an entire NFL season, I wouldn’t expect that to be a factor once Romo has a full training camp under his belt.

    It would be equally facile and foolish to underestimate a healthy (and hungry) Tony Romo in a high-profile market like Denver; a star player who thrives in the spotlight. As a lifelong Raiders fan, I’ve been hoping that Jerry Jones could work out a trade that would send Romo to the quarterback-needy Houston Texans, still freshly snake-bitten from their catastrophic nightmare at the quarterback position (and who would love nothing more than to steal Romo right out from under John Elway’s sneaky ass), however it would appear that they were unable to get anything done as Romo is expected to sign with the Broncos once free agency (un)officially opens and the vast preponderance of reports seem to indicate that it won’t take very long; an “agreement in principle” forthcoming as early as this afternoon (assuming that talks with Houston have indeed broken off).

    While I certainly wish Tony Romo the best in the next chapter of his illustrious career some 5000 ft above sea level, it would seem my beloved Raiders have their work cut out for them in the AFC West this season!

  18. abninf says: Mar 7, 2017 8:46 AM

    jonathankrobinson424 says:

    I don’t get the mad rush to sign Romo. He’s one clean hit from separting his shoulder again.
    ================================

    Possibly, but before Dak came alone he never really had time to heal. I’ve had a clavicle compound fracture and it’s no joke. I knew he was coming back too soon. Now he’s had a year rest.

  19. TheDPR says: Mar 7, 2017 8:46 AM

    That team’s problem isn’t at quarterback.

  20. cueghost says: Mar 7, 2017 8:51 AM

    Don’t get me wrong, this is NOT a prediction… BUT, how crazy would it be if Romo goes to Denver and winds up playing in the Super Bowl…. against DALLAS?!? That game would probably get the highest TV rating of all time.

  21. flakeybiscuits says: Mar 7, 2017 8:52 AM

    I’m not sure how one can release an entire city the size of Rome. But hey, the NFL sure is a big industry

  22. 6ball says: Mar 7, 2017 8:55 AM

    .
    @snowdood

    Randy from Roxbury is not a Pats fan. He’s a shut in Dolphins fan who thinks catfishing on a football site is a worthwhile occupation. He has about a half dozen screen names that are all Patriots related. He spend his day bouncing from thread to thread insulting other teams and players for no apparent reason.

    BTW… I thought Siemian performed admirably last season while running for his life. I’d hitch my horse to the two new guys and let it play out.
    .

  23. ryanc2015 says: Mar 7, 2017 8:59 AM

    A healthy Romo is easily the best option for the Broncos this year. But staying healthy is the question isn’t it?

  24. corzman69 says: Mar 7, 2017 8:59 AM

    As a Broncos fan, I would much rather stick with developing Semien and Lynch and use the $$$ for the O- Line. I like Romo, but even when healthy he is a HUGE risk.

  25. joetoronto says: Mar 7, 2017 9:04 AM

    This would be a classic Mr Ed move, bringing in another washed up QB.

    They won the Super Bowl in spite of Peyton Manning with their defense, you Donkos fans know it’s true too.

  26. surfinbird1 says: Mar 7, 2017 9:28 AM

    Why does Elway keep saying they are all set at qb….happy with the guys they have. This must make those guys feel real good.

  27. ikeclanton says: Mar 7, 2017 9:32 AM

    This move would actually put Denver back into Super Bowl contention if Romo could stay uninjured. He’d be a noticeable upgrade from Siemian, and that’s not even a knock on the guy.

    I know Romo’s playoff record, but with the Broncos defense, we’ve seen that you don’t have to be a hero at quarterback to win. Romo could do that, but he’d have to stay on the field and that offensive line isn’t that good.

  28. widerightyouloseagain says: Mar 7, 2017 9:43 AM

    Elway got lucky signing an over the hill Peyton Manning when his defense won the Super Bowl, not Manning.

    I like Romo but no way he makes it through the season.

  29. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Mar 7, 2017 9:50 AM

    In my opinion, Denver isn’t going anywhere this season without Romo. And Romo isn’t going anywhere this season without the Broncos. Together, they could well be playing in Super Bowl LII. That’s why Denver is arguably the last place where the Cowboys should want to see Romo land. With a healthy Romo, the Broncos’ chances of winning a conference title increase significantly. And if the Cowboys play in Super Bowl LII, do they really want to risk an embarrassing loss against their former quarterback on the big stage?

  30. mentallywoozy says: Mar 7, 2017 9:54 AM

    Jerry Jones is a business man. I don’t think he wants Romo in Texas attracting fans to another team that shares roughly the same market. Denver, seems likely from that standpoint.

  31. sigp320 says: Mar 7, 2017 10:01 AM

    If he can’t stay healthy in a dome I don’t see him doing any better a mile up in the cold

  32. bighoser says: Mar 7, 2017 10:04 AM

    abninf says:
    Mar 7, 2017 8:46 AM
    jonathankrobinson424 says:

    I don’t get the mad rush to sign Romo. He’s one clean hit from separting his shoulder again.
    ================================

    Possibly, but before Dak came alone he never really had time to heal. I’ve had a clavicle compound fracture and it’s no joke. I knew he was coming back too soon. Now he’s had a year rest.
    ————
    Okay, but have you also had MULTIPLE back surgeries along with your clavicle fracture? And after your clavicle break, which happened TWICE like in Romo’s case, was the followup surgery merely to shave down the collarbone for pain issues which means it’s MORE likely to get broken again if you take an NFL hit? You’ve had issues like that?

    As a Raider fan, I hope that the Donkeys waste cap space on Romo who would be lucky to last long enough to play against Mack who would break him in two. 8 games tops!

  33. mikeytoth says: Mar 7, 2017 10:21 AM

    Broncos will be irrelevant for the next decade. So it doesn’t really matter.

  34. nyneal says: Mar 7, 2017 10:26 AM

    The guy the Cowboys should release is Jerry Jones.

  35. nhpats says: Mar 7, 2017 10:28 AM

    Maybe somebody can introduce Romo’s wife to Ashley Manning so that she can get some HGH from the Guyer Clinic….. Just having the stuff in the house seems to have done wonders for Peyton

  36. screwmemean says: Mar 7, 2017 10:34 AM

    Elway got lucky signing an over the hill Peyton Manning when his defense won the Super Bowl, not Manning.
    ______________________________________
    You do realize Manning broke all of Brady’s 2007 offensive records and received his 5th MVP? What a chump!

  37. tylawspick6 says: Mar 7, 2017 10:51 AM

    but horseteeth just told us lynch was the man

    lmao

    elway is a moron

  38. denverscott says: Mar 7, 2017 11:05 AM

    I keep thinking back to all the “neck bolt, one hit away from a wheelchair…” comments from a few years ago. I find it hard to believe that all those posters gained any intelligence since then.

  39. steelerdeathstar says: Mar 7, 2017 11:08 AM

    First and foremost, the Broncos need to fix their O-line, or at least make it serviceable, or any QB is going to get beat up playing behind it, especially a 37 yr-old oft-injured vet like Romo.
    The Broncos keep saying how much they like Lynch and Siemian, but are still always mentioned as suitors for Romo?!
    Maybe a well-informed Denver fan can explain why they made Paxton Lynch a #1 draft choice a year ago, but seem reluctant to give him an opportunity to play?

  40. freedompurveyor says: Mar 7, 2017 11:14 AM

    People put too much stock in wins, especially playoff wins, when judging individual talent at QB.

    Romo 2011 – 4200 yards, 31 TD 10 INT, 102.5 rating
    Cowboys missed the playoffs

    Romo 2012 – 4900 yards, 28 TD 19 INT, 90.5 rating
    Cowboys missed the playoffs

    Romo 2013 – 3800 yards, 31 TD 10 INT, 96.7 rating
    Cowboys missed the playoffs

    Romo 2014 – 3700 yards, 34 TD 9 INT, 113.2 rating
    Romo 2014 playoffs – 484 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT, 128.8 rating
    Cowboys lose to GB despite Romo’s 143.6 QB rating

    The dude might be the best QB to never see the Super Bowl

  41. nhpats says: Mar 7, 2017 11:16 AM

    I guess Elway must think that Paxton Lynch is bust

  42. infectorman says: Mar 7, 2017 11:19 AM

    screwmemean says:
    Mar 7, 2017 10:34 AM
    Elway got lucky signing an over the hill Peyton Manning when his defense won the Super Bowl, not Manning.
    ______________________________________
    You do realize Manning broke all of Brady’s 2007 offensive records and received his 5th MVP? What a chump!

    __________________________________

    Yep! With a little help from his friends.
    Rx Rx, PED Rx Rx HGH, Rx Rx

  43. tonebones says: Mar 7, 2017 11:24 AM

    Paxton Lynch is the future QB in Denver, but Romo would be better in 2017. Elway wants to win the super bowl every year. Denver could even send Siemian to Dallas in a trade. If nothing happens, the Broncos are pretty well set with Lynch and Siemian.

  44. yourunclerico says: Mar 7, 2017 11:33 AM

    While I certainly wish Tony Romo the best in the next chapter of his illustrious career some 5000 ft above sea level, it would seem my beloved Raiders have their work cut out for them in the AFC West this season!
    ================

    LOL the raiders have had their work cut out for them every year since they lost the superbowl.
    they have .. what.. ONE winning season in 13(?) years??
    suddenly the gangsters think they are kings. reality is you have a good, not great, team that fell apart when your quarterback got hurt. many of your games could have gone either way, so good for you winning them, but lets not pretend you have a great team!

  45. yourunclerico says: Mar 7, 2017 11:36 AM

    also hilarious that you donkey fans think you are one romo away from a title.
    you forget there are missing pieces

    first – no HGH manning to illegally take PED’s and get the love, and refs advantage, of the WWNFL who knew if they were gifted a championship it would increase earnings.
    follow the money!
    second, romo isnt even close to even HGH manning!
    romo wont last a season no matter where he goes.
    if he goes to the donkeys, Bosa will take care of him.

    so, yes, on second thought, please sign him! and roll a bunch of cap space into the deal too!

  46. rdrs68 says: Mar 7, 2017 11:44 AM

    Mile high chapter of Raider Nation says go ahead and sign grandpa Tony.

  47. grumpysal says: Mar 7, 2017 11:45 AM

    ______________________________________
    You do realize Manning broke all of Brady’s 2007 offensive records and received his 5th MVP? What a chump!

    __________________________________

    You do realize that he did that in 2013, the year they got smoked by the Seahawks in the SB, right?

    The year they won the SB, 2014, he was statistically the worst QB in the entire NFL – in fact there were some backup QB’s who had better stats than he did.

  48. arcuesta730 says: Mar 7, 2017 11:55 AM

    Romo to the Broncos? “Make it so, Mr Sulu!”…….

  49. broncoguy11 says: Mar 7, 2017 12:03 PM

    screwmemean says:
    Mar 7, 2017 10:34 AM
    Elway got lucky signing an over the hill Peyton Manning when his defense won the Super Bowl, not Manning.
    ______________________________________
    You do realize Manning broke all of Brady’s 2007 offensive records and received his 5th MVP? What a chump!

    ________________________________________

    OK bud, you realize in the 4 years Manning was a Bronco, they won 4 division titles, went to 2 super bowls, he won league MVP, and set single season records for passing yards and TDs, and I dont believe he LOST a road division game.

    Yeah, sounds over the hill alright….

  50. yourunclerico says: Mar 7, 2017 12:16 PM

    broncoguy11 says:
    Mar 7, 2017 12:03 PM
    screwmemean says:
    Mar 7, 2017 10:34 AM
    Elway got lucky signing an over the hill Peyton Manning when his defense won the Super Bowl, not Manning.
    ______________________________________
    You do realize Manning broke all of Brady’s 2007 offensive records and received his 5th MVP? What a chump!

    ________________________________________

    OK bud, you realize in the 4 years Manning was a Bronco, they won 4 division titles, went to 2 super bowls, he won league MVP, and set single season records for passing yards and TDs, and I dont believe he LOST a road division game.

    Yeah, sounds over the hill alright….
    =========

    and HGH had NOTHING to do with that miracle performance, right?
    along with a lot of help from the WWNFL.
    Illegal pick plays anyone?
    Illegal head hunting by a dirty defense anyone?

    watching this team fall apart has been one of the best parts of football lately. Especially when the fanbase is drowning in the river denial!

  51. thejesusofcool says: Mar 7, 2017 12:36 PM

    If the NFL had anything on Manning and the HGH, they would have burned him down just as they did Brady, who was (and still is) the face of the NFL.

    After years of fertility issues, Ashley Manning ordered the product to their home (incredibly stupid move). Roughly nine months later, she had twins. Peyton never. tested positive for it and HGH is easily dectecatble. Hate on haters, hate on!

  52. htown1035 says: Mar 7, 2017 12:51 PM

    gixrider says:
    Mar 7, 2017 8:02 AM

    Of course, then it becomes a question of how far Jerry Jones is willing to go to do right by Romo. Houston has been mentioned as a possible trade partner,

    Elway knows that Jerry would sell his soul to the devil before he would help Houston potentially advance in the playoffs. I think he would rather help a division rival than his state rival. Another NFC east team does well and he loses bragging rights…..Houston doing well potentially costs him in-state fan support which translates into money (gear purchases, etc.).
    ———————————————
    First off, NO team is trading for Romo. Those rumors are outrageous and untrue. The Texans aren’t going to give up anything to bring Romo in, especially after the big contract they gave to Brock. But if Romo is released, Houston is the better option for him than Denver – closer to home, weaker division, arguably as good as a defense last year as Denver and will get Watt back healthy, and an offensive line that isn’t a trainwreck.

    And don’t fall for the misconception of having Romo in Dallas – JJ is not worried whatsoever about Houston taking over in terms of fan support. The Cowboys own the majority of Texas due to their longevity and success over the years. It would take Romo making a Pats-like run with the Texans to even put a dent in the fan support in Texas.

    The Texans are no rival with the Cowboys until the day they realign all the conferences, which isn’t happening. But they’re certainly not sending him to a division rival.

  53. backuppunter says: Mar 7, 2017 12:51 PM

    I would rather see him go to houston or arizona. get your own QB donkeys!

  54. milehighcityboss says: Mar 7, 2017 12:54 PM

    I just came to laugh at all the Broncos hate…

  55. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 7, 2017 1:00 PM

    A defense that won a SB but couldn’t make the playoffs the following year? I think not. The Broncos won the SB because they caught lucky breaks. First, the Patriots squandered the #1 seed. Then the Bungles took out Antonio Brown and almost took out Big Ben before they played the Broncos. Lastly, they faced a highly overrated, poorly coached Panthers team in the SB. Signing Romo is unlikely to change the Broncos outlook.

  56. jjackwagon says: Mar 7, 2017 1:18 PM

    I just came to laugh at the Broncos.

  57. yourunclerico says: Mar 7, 2017 1:48 PM

    thejesusofcool says:
    Mar 7, 2017 12:36 PM
    If the NFL had anything on Manning and the HGH, they would have burned him down just as they did Brady, who was (and still is) the face of the NFL.

    After years of fertility issues, Ashley Manning ordered the product to their home (incredibly stupid move). Roughly nine months later, she had twins. Peyton never. tested positive for it and HGH is easily dectecatble. Hate on haters, hate on!

    ==============
    try again you apologists.
    the HGH shipments continued long after she was pregnant. They stopped at the same time manning stopped playing well.
    but yeah, no correlation there… not at all
    and regarding the tests – show us where/when the great nfl cash cow manning was tested….

    exactly.
    you cant.
    the WWNFL made sure to bury the story and helped the orange impostors to a title the very next year.

  58. mototax says: Mar 7, 2017 3:14 PM

    gixrider says:
    Mar 7, 2017 8:02 AM
    Of course, then it becomes a question of how far Jerry Jones is willing to go to do right by Romo. Houston has been mentioned as a possible trade partner,

    Elway knows that Jerry would sell his soul to the devil before he would help Houston potentially advance in the playoffs. I think he would rather help a division rival than his state rival. Another NFC east team does well and he loses bragging rights…..Houston doing well potentially costs him in-state fan support which translates into money (gear purchases, etc.).
    ————–
    You’re not even close! Jerry is a huge proponent of the state rivalry. Anything good for Texas makes money for Jerry I assure you he isn’t concerned about Cowboys fans defecting to the Texans. IT JUST WON’T HAPPEN!

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