When it comes to the Tony Romo sweepstakes, the Denver Broncos are in the "driver's seat", according to a report by NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. Although the Dallas Cowboys might hope to trade Romo, all signs point to the four-time Pro Bowler's team of 14 years releasing him when the new league year begins on March 9.
This report jives with what we've heard on the Romo front, but the money will have to be right for John Elway to pull the trigger. Scheduled to make $14 million in 2017, Romo will have to be willing to take a step backward financially, in order to play for a contender.
And the 36 year old would have to be willing to accept incentives and escalators in his contract, which will protect the team against injury. Romo has battled it out with the injury bug, having not played a full 16-game season since 2016.
He's struggled with back injuries and a collarbone issue, which means that the Broncos couldn't guarantee him a lot of money up front, nor count on him 100 percent to be the starter. The team would have to have a backup plan, if and when Romo misses time.
But that's where Mike McCoy comes in, whose been tasked with maximizing the talent of Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian. If Romo ends up in Denver, I have to wonder what the future would hold for Siemian. But that's a bridge we'll cross if we get to it.
Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.