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What’s next for Broncos, Texans?

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With quarterback Tony Romo apparently out of play for the foreseeable future, the Broncos and Texans needs to move on with their alternative quarterback plans.

For the Broncos, the plan apparently is to stand pat with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch competing for the starting job. A veteran presence also is possible (currently, there are no others on the roster), but a big move to bring in someone like Jay Cutler or Colin Kaepernick seems unlikely.

For the Texans, it’s Tom Savage and Brandon Freaking Weeden. Last week in Arizona, coach Bill O’Brien didn’t slam the door on Colin Kaepernick. (Jay Cutler and Bill O’Brien would be an entertaining sitcom that gets canceled after four episodes because one of the main characters has strangled the other.) O’Brien also addressed the difficulty of plugging in a new quarterback after the offseason program; if a move is going to be made, then, it could be made sooner than later.

Either way, the closure (for now) of the Romo situation gives the teams that were considering him clarity. And now they can continue down the unclear path of staffing the most important position on the field.

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24 Responses to “What’s next for Broncos, Texans?”
  1. MichaelEdits says: Apr 4, 2017 11:57 AM

    I hear that Phil Simms is available.

  2. dspyank2k11 says: Apr 4, 2017 11:59 AM

    Cutler and Kaep are not big moves STOP IT already!

    Those guys are backups.

  3. carpalboss says: Apr 4, 2017 12:04 PM

    I hear the Texans are looking to trade a high draft pick to acquire Brock Osweiller from the Cleveland Browns. :p

  4. bleedingfacemask says: Apr 4, 2017 12:06 PM

    “Jay Cutler and Bill O’Brien would be an entertaining sitcom that gets canceled after four episodes because one of the main characters has strangled the other.”

    Homer strangled Bart almost every episode. They’re about to enter their 30th season together.

  5. joetoronto says: Apr 4, 2017 12:09 PM

    They’re both screwed.

  6. pardonmyjake says: Apr 4, 2017 12:09 PM

    this texans defense is probably better than the defense the 49ers had when kap took them to the NFC ship and superbowl.

  7. truecowboyfan says: Apr 4, 2017 12:22 PM

    Hahaha, idiots screwed around and now they’re screwed. Now they have 2 great defensive teams with no QBs.

  8. holidlove says: Apr 4, 2017 12:24 PM

    carpalboss says:
    Apr 4, 2017 12:04 PM
    I hear the Texans are looking to trade a high draft pick to acquire Brock Osweiller from the Cleveland Browns. :p

    ——–

    Ha ha ha! Maybe the Texans would consider it, given their options.

  9. jonathankrobinson424 says: Apr 4, 2017 12:25 PM

    how’bout DRAFTING a QB HIGH like the rest of the NFL does.

  10. ajgreenhof says: Apr 4, 2017 12:26 PM

    Teams like the Texans just don’t get it.

    You need a QB so stop cutting corners and do the work. Draft and develop.

    Kaepernick can’t save you.

  11. jag1959 says: Apr 4, 2017 12:42 PM

    To answer the question posed by the headline probably another third place finish for Denver and a 1st or second place finish for Houston, don’t sleep on the Titans outside of coaching they have assembled a team that looks like it could give the Texans a fight. Answering the question posed by the article isn’t quite as simple

  12. willowy2k says: Apr 4, 2017 12:53 PM

    Elway needs to go out and get Adrian Peterson and work on that run game now that Romo is out of the question

  13. kissbillsrings says: Apr 4, 2017 12:54 PM

    Jimmy G to either team for 2 first rounders & 2 2nd rounders
    OR still to the Browns for:
    Pick 12 & 33 this year & 2 2nd rounders next year

  14. vavikingfan says: Apr 4, 2017 12:59 PM

    How will they survive without a 37 year old qb who has been injury prone? Were they going to share him?

  15. polegojim says: Apr 4, 2017 1:01 PM

    They’ll both suffer through another painful offensive season, that’s what’s next.

    Crazy to have no plan, especially for Bronco’s.

    On the flip side… Brock did Elway a BIG favor… by going to the Texans. Saved a BUNCH of money.

  16. r502 says: Apr 4, 2017 1:03 PM

    Texans will get stuck with Bill O’Briens boy from Penn State, Matt McGloin.

  17. jjackwagon says: Apr 4, 2017 1:04 PM

    kissbillsrings says:
    Apr 4, 2017 12:54 PM
    Jimmy G to either team for 2 first rounders & 2 2nd rounders
    OR still to the Browns for:
    Pick 12 & 33 this year & 2 2nd rounders next year
    ———————————————————-
    Keep dreaming…JG isn’t worth two 3rd rounders. Name one Patriots backup that is a franchise QB anywhere in the league.
    Scott Pioli sold the Chiefs a bill of goods on Cassel but it was soon proven that he was no starter.

  18. daysend564 says: Apr 4, 2017 1:53 PM

    Elway didn’t blink
    McNair didn’t blink

    Romo blinked for them both, knocking them both from making a run at the Superbowl

  19. mototax says: Apr 4, 2017 2:01 PM

    Texans take Mahomes!

  20. tnt2003 says: Apr 4, 2017 2:34 PM

    kissbillsrings says:

    Jimmy G to either team for 2 first rounders & 2 2nd rounders
    OR still to the Browns for:
    Pick 12 & 33 this year & 2 2nd rounders next year

    ————————————————————
    2 1st round picks and 2 2nd rounders?

    WOW!

    This is getting hysterical. Jimmy Garapolo hasn’t done anything!

    What did he do? Play in a couple games and get hurt?

  21. All-American Voltron says: Apr 4, 2017 4:16 PM

    I wish the NFL could adopt XFL rules for one season so we can see a Texans jersey on the field that says …

    “Brandon Freaking Weeden”

  22. screwmemean says: Apr 4, 2017 4:43 PM

    Unless he wins it all, O’Brien will be gone at the end of this season. Too much of a stringet hard azz. too complicated playbook. He is Tom Coughlin 2.0.

  23. ak185 says: Apr 4, 2017 7:53 PM

    Can’t wait to see Kaepernick and O’Brien after six games.

    “Entering the ring, at 236 anger management walk-outs and counting, he is 0-6 on the quarterbacking development scale…Bill O’Brien!”

    “And his opponent, weighing in at 27 vegetables and exactly 1 ironic pair of pig related police socks, he is the Vegan Messiah, Colin Kaepernick!”

    I’m going with O’Brien. Cutler can ref.

  24. bigbrock says: Apr 4, 2017 8:05 PM

    Well Texan nation, we don’t look for the Cowboys for help anyway, our Dfense will carry us, all we need is a QB that’s competent, Remember anything resembling a QB and that New England playoff game is a different game.

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