Now set to be a UFA after months of conjecture about a trade that never materialized, Tony Romo might not be entering as an aggressive of a sweepstakes as many envisioned. The teams thought to be his top suitors, the Broncos and Texans, aren’t moving swiftly to discuss the soon-to-be 37-year-old quarterback, Charles Robinson of Yahoo.com reports (on Twitter).
Robinson notes it’s a “more laid-back” pursuit of Romo. He describes the Broncos’ attitude as lukewarm to this prospect while labeling the Texans as potentially out of the running already. The Broncos have yet to have one meeting to discuss a Romo acquisition, Josina Anderson of ESPN.com tweets.
Other teams could make a play for Romo, but Denver and Houston profile as the two most logical landing spots. Romo has eyed both, and the Broncos were reportedly ready to consider the longtime Cowboys passer once he became a free agent while the Texans led the figurative race in the minds of insiders at the Combine, but this could be a slower-developing process.
Denver did draft Paxton Lynch in the first round last year and received competent play from Trevor Siemian in 2016, and Houston still has Brock Osweiler signed to a now-onerous contract. Word out of Houston has been a less bullish stance on a Romo union than what’s come out of Denver. Nothing indicating an aggressive Texans push for Romo has emerged this offseason.