Emmanuel Sanders: We’d win games with Tony Romo, but I trust John Elway

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The word at Broncos head coach Vance Joseph’s introductory press conference was that Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch will compete for the team’s starting quarterback job and General Manager John Elway said after the end of the regular season that the team is moving forward with those two quarterbacks.

That won’t stop some from wondering if the Broncos will look to add a player to the mix in the coming months and anyone who is thinking that way probably considers Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo as a potential target for Denver. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was asked about the possibility of a trade for the veteran and said he thinks it would work well, although he stopped well short of banging the drum for a move.

“I believe I would benefit,” Sanders said. “But one thing about it is: I’m always gonna take it back and I’m just gonna put it on John Elway. In John Elway I trust. If he does bring him over, I think Tony Romo will fit good in [offensive coordinator Mike] McCoy’s system. It’s a no-huddle, up-tempo offense. I think that it’s gonna be similar to the Cowboys. I think he has Demaryius Thomas and some receiver No. 10 on the other side. I feel like we will win ballgames with Tony Romo or potentially a championship. At the same time, Paxton Lynch played in a spread offense at Memphis and he can be successful. I think Trevor can be successful. We’ll see what we do. I can’t sit up here and say ‘Bring Tony Romo!’ because I also have two other quarterbacks that are playing really well too.”

Of the teams that might have a use for Romo, the Broncos are certainly the one closest to competing for a spot in the postseason and beyond. That would likely make them an appealing landing spot for the quarterback, but the signs from Denver to this point have been that they’re looking in another direction.

52 responses to “Emmanuel Sanders: We’d win games with Tony Romo, but I trust John Elway

  1. AFC is currently the weaker conference. Broncos or Texans (doubt they can afford 2 expensive QBs) would seem to be the best landing spots for him.

  2. I, personally, would prefer Tony go to the Texans. They just need a few pieces to make a true run.
    I have no clue what we will do for a backup next year, but they have so angered me, I say they made their bed, now deal with it!!! Tony should have been back under center, when he got healthy. When we were down 18 pts against the Pack, he should have gone into that game…smh…I hope he kicks butt wherever he goes and I will be cheering him on 🙂

  3. Tony Romo has played 3 games in the last 2 years and is one hit away from a wheel chair but all means put your trust in him.

  4. .
    If Denver added Romo, the AFC West would be a circular firing squad. KC, Denver and the Raiders world be relative equals with perennial snake in the grass spoiler, the Chargers, ready to upset the apple cart.
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  5. John Elway is smart enough to know not to sing on top of a mountain that “We want Tony Romo!” At the same time, he’s smart enough to know that this team has a closing Championship window, and he needs to do everything he can to get another ring with them. That means bringing in Tony. I’d be very surprised if they don’t at least make an effort to bring Romo over, even if it falls short.

  6. No chance Jerrah would do it but Houston would be the perfect spot. They play in an awful division they have a great defense and weapons on offense.

  7. You’d win games with sam bradford. Problem is, your offense needs an improved line and after a second round pick on a RB last draft, you’re still in need of that position filled. John Elway’s ‘pony,’ that defense, is getting old in the secondary and up front. Did I mention you’re competing against Andy Reid and Derek Carr?

  8. Trevor Siemian is at best a good backup quarterback, he will never lead a team to a championship. He’s inconsistent and has and average arm. Lynch has a very long ways to go into developing as a starting caliber qb, right now he relies a lot on his atheletic ability. They wouldn’t be any worse with Romo, except you have to keep him up right.

  9. If there’s any chance to land Romo they have to take it. Worst case is he gets injured and then you end up with Lynch and Siemian anyway. Best case is he plays better than those 2 and they win the division. It’s probably going to take a lot more than Trevor siemian to win that tough division.

  10. “Of the teams that might have a use for Romo, the Broncos are certainly the one closest to competing for a spot in the postseason and beyond.”

    This is false. The Texans are probably closest given the running game, a better WR/TE set up and a superior defense in place.

  11. And we all know how well Elway’s pick at quarterback worked out in 2016.

    Hopefully he’ll have learned his lesson, and make a better choice for 2017.

  12. The Broncos say they are about winning championships. Their actions say otherwise. If they honestly think that either Simien or Lynch will win them anything any time soon then they are fooling themselves. One thing they are not is dumb. This to me is either stubbornness or about saving money.

  13. Denver needs a fresh, new, and YOUNG QB .. not another broken down aging one, and in Romo’s case – an extremely brittle one.

    Geez .. you media guys need to start looking for new jobs anyway, with Trump set to cut down on left-wing American journalists, and articles like this only help prove the point. Too many of you using the same template and basically same message. Maybe Ashley Judd or Madonna is looking for a new PR person…

  14. Too late. Derek Carr is NOT his brother. This kid is the real deal. Young, makes more good decisions vs bad ones; cannon for an arm; hard to sack, fairly mobile when needed.

    Good luck in the coming years….you’re going to need it.

  15. Romo is the best of the “Middle of the Pack” group of QBs. Why not take a swipe at Garoppolo? He’s in his early 20’s, studied behind TB and BB. And…the games he’s played, he looked awesome.

    The comparisons to Cassel, Mallett and others and not fair. This kid has proven playing Sunday isn’t too big for him. You can’t say that above college QBs who have never had the chance. Someone will make the move of the future for him, while within 2 years the perennial dumpster fires (Cleveland, SF, ect.) will wish they had.

  16. I’m surprised Sanders thinks in terms of winning. This clown is first and foremost looking to get out in front of the cameras on a short completion for a first down to break out a first down celebration for all to see. A huge look at me guy second only to Travis Kelce.

  17. imodan says:
    Jan 23, 2017 9:45 AM
    hummmm, I wonder how Elway would fit Romo under the salary cap?

    ****

    Same way Kraft fits Brady, by paying him through shadow companies and guaranteed contracts to Brady’s businesses.

    But I understand your fear, the way Von owns Brady, the Broncos are better QB play away from stomping on the Patriots’ throats, again.

  18. Oh and to the clown who said they had to face Andy Reid….. lmao

    Fat Andy couldn’t manage a game clock to save his life and Smith is a joke. They’ll be back to 8-8 next year.

  19. The Broncos are done and Elway knows it. He went all in to win a SB by purchasing a team and now the bill is due.

  20. “Romo needs to go the Texans. With that D, they’re a Superbowl contender.”

    Sure, until the bubblegum and popsicle sticks holding his back and collarbone together give way again. Maybe this next year he can make to the regular season before going on IR? Given his age and injury history, a team like the Texans or any other giving up a draft pick and paying his huge salary will be a HUGE mistake.

  21. denver missed the postseason for the same reason my 2002 pats missed the postseason after winning the super bowl. they simply could not stop teams from running the ball. losing malik jackson and danny trevathan was as much to blame as the spotty qb play. bottom line is denvers d needed to produce more turnovers and not put it on the shoulders of their young qbs. they knew this going into 2016 season but hoped to get by anuway. it didnt work.

  22. Romo could get them to the playoffs with that defense, then he’d choke the first playoff game away with a season-ending pick as he’s been doing for the last 10 years.

  23. @patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jan 23, 2017 11:00 AM

    The Broncos are done and Elway knows it. He went all in to win a SB by purchasing a team and now the bill is due.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I didn’t realize Elway owns the Broncos. I thought he was a top executive…

  24. @ mezanine10 says:
    Jan 23, 2017 10:08 AM

    Romo needs to go the Texans. With that D, they’re a Superbowl contender.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    How much less would Romo take? Texans have no money right now. 2016 they have $4.7 million unused. Granted the cap will increase but they are stuck with Brock or find someone better that comes cheap!

  25. Trust… trust… Hmmm

    Over the past 1.5 seasons, Elway and the Bronco’s have…

    Hired a homer HC stuck in the 90’s
    Blown their QB situation – which remains a wreck
    Fielded a horrendous farce of an offense
    Weakened and Diminished the Defense
    Hired an unproven upstart HC with minimal-at-best NFL success
    Let one of the best Defensive coordinators in game… and the reason they won a Super Bowl… WALK

    I’m pretty sure Trust is not the word here.

  26. Romo has a playoff career record of 1-3 yet he has the reputation of a Super Bowl quality QB despite the lack of post season success.

    I like the guy. He seems like a good dude. Non controversial. But history says he’s probably not the guy to take you to the next level.

  27. Romo is the best of the “Middle of the Pack” group of QBs. Why not take a swipe at Garoppolo? He’s in his early 20’s, studied behind TB and BB. And…the games he’s played, he looked awesome.

    The comparisons to Cassel, Mallett and others and not fair. This kid has proven playing Sunday isn’t too big for him. You can’t say that above college QBs who have never had the chance. Someone will make the move of the future for him, while within 2 years the perennial dumpster fires (Cleveland, SF, ect.) will wish they had.
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    garropolo hasn’t proved to be as good as Romo. Id rather take Romo to make a SB run.

  28. Romo could get them to the playoffs with that defense, then he’d choke the first playoff game away with a season-ending pick as he’s been doing for the last 10 years.
    ————————————–
    except that doesn’t happen. Romo has the highest 4th quarter 4th QB rating in NFL history. Blame Romo’s team for his shortcomings. He only recent had a center than knows how to snap the ball and a decent that was at least average.

  29. I thought Denver could win without a QB? Saying you are 1 QB away from being a SB contender is a tall task and can be said about alot of teams. Miller didnt do much “owning” of anything against NE this year, btw.

  30. bspurloc says:
    Jan 23, 2017 11:14 AM
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    Romo is to frail to be a starter
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    Elway is to stupid to be a GM. never stopped him from pretending he was good at it.

  31. Tony Romo will be in his age 38 season in ’17, and has had a lot of injuries. Denver has a strong defense, but currently a weak O-Line and poor running game. That doesn’t seem like a recipe for success or good health for Romo in Denver.
    Right now, Romo’s best fit would appear to be Houston.

  32. So now I get to see headlines about roster building made by an overpaid slot receiver for a non-playoff team?

    Honestly, I think Antonio Brown showed better judgement filming in the Steeler locker room than this clown.

  33. @Factschecker, you should live up to your name…Romo has won 2 playof games… won 2 and lost 4… and he did it most of the time with absolutely no defense. Broncos or Texans can absolutely win a Super Bowl with Romo. The only question is his health.

  34. Houston is not a superior team to Denver in any way. They simply play in a cupcake division that Denver could win in their sleep. Denver destroyed Houston this last year.

  35. qbarrel says:
    Jan 23, 2017 10:05 AM
    It doesn’t matter who they put back there unless they do something with that offensive line.

    ^^^^^
    This. 1000 times. I like that McCoy is going to run a faster paced offense. Perhaps that’ll take some heat off the QB. But Romo would last MAYBE 6 games with their current line configuration.

    Also, as somebody else pointed out, Den desperately needs competition at TE and RB for their offense to be lethal again.

    As for their defense getting old, that’s false. Outside of Talib and Ward, their starters are under 30. Ware and little used Gafford are 34 and 33 respectfully. Avg age of the entire team is around 26.

  36. I think the Broncos can win with either Lynch or Siemian, but they’ll need to upgrade their WRs. Demaryius Thomas has been way too inconsistent the last two years. They actually won the super bowl in spite of him. He just has way too many drops. If they did try to get Romo, it would be wise to send Thomas to Dallas as part of that deal.

  37. Of course Elway isn’t going to be talking about Tony Romo in public. He wants the Cowboys to cut him and not have to make a trade. We won’t know about a deal for Romo until it’s about to happen. Look at Peyton Manning or letting Phillips go. Both happened so quickly from out of no where. Elway plays his cards close to the vest, but when he wants to make something happen he does it.

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