The 12 NFL Teams Who Definitely Won’t Try To Trade For Tony Romo
Tony Romo is a better quarterback than a majority of players who started NFL games at the position in 2016; which of course means that there are a ton of teams in the NFL that would be better off next year were they to even get a shot at having a decent player under center.
Even taking into consideration that he comes with a high risk of injury, Romo is worth a shot for a whole slew of teams who are either borderline playoff contenders or just know that their franchise QB is not waiting for them in this year's draft.
So rather than try to tell you where Romo could land now that he's been replaced in Dallas by Dak Prescott, it's easier to tell you where he definitely won't go. It's a much smaller list. Feel free to print this out and keep it in your pocket for handy retrieval during drunken arguments with your buddies at the bar in the off-season.
1. New England Patriots
You don't need me to explain this one to you.
2. Green Bay Packers
Again, you get it.
3. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons are a flawed team and their deficiencies will likely be exposed in time to stop them from making the Super Bowl, but Matt Ryan is most definitely not the problem.
4. New York Giants
Eli can be a real hot mess, we know this. But he's still one of the most reliable starters of the 21st century. That dude can take a hit and get right the hell back up. You don't give that up for ole' glass bones.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
That system is slowly but successfully being built around Jameis Winston, who's quietly becoming a serious NFL quarterback. No need to mess with a good thing.
6. New Orleans Saints
See: #1 and #2.
7. Oakland Raiders
Derek Carr made the Oakland Raiders good again. Like, really good. He was almost an MVP candidate. Oh and his crystal-blue eyes are mesmerizing and terrifying and possibly contain magic?
8. Los Angeles Chargers
Philly Rivs! Like Manning, Philip Rivers has his issues. But he's a tried and true starter and has some damn good stats to back it up.
9. Detroit Lions
Matt Stafford is easily one of the most underrated quarterbacks of all-time. He's Brett Favre, but better. I mean that with my entire heart. That's a column for another day.
10. Seattle Seahawks
No other quarterback could handle that team and those people and that coach the way that Russell Wilson can. It's as if the man were created in a lab specifically for the Seahawks.
11. Indianapolis Colts
There's no salvaging that team. They are destined to destroy Andrew Luck the way they tried to destroy Peyton Manning. If Rex Grossman and the 2006 Bears hadn't tripped and fell into that Super Bowl, Manning would never have won a ring with the Colts. Their issue is not and has never been their quarterback.
12. Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger is likely entering the final year or two of being a starter that is capable of winning a championship. However he's still one of those guys that will never be the reason that his team loses a game, even if he can't always help them win.
That's it, folks. Everyone else in the NFL could, should, might, will and/or can try to trade for Tony Romo. And yes that includes the Ravens and overpaid Joe Flacco, the Bengals and overrated Andy Dalton and the Titans and poor broken Marcus Mariota (but mostly because of the DeMarco/Romo reunion possibilities.)
And don't try to come at me with the Eagles and Carson Wentz. It's the Eagles. They'd do it. You know they'd do it.
I'm not saying they will, I'm just saying that the 12 teams above are the only ones that we can one-hundred percent rule out.
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