The Houston Texans appear to be the front runners in the Tony Romo sweepstakes when that comes to an end - if it ever does. The Denver Broncos and the Texans were the odds on favorites to land the veteran signal caller but some of that has been cleared up now with general manager John Elway discussing his quarterback situation.
“Like we’ve said, we feel really good about the two young ones that we have. Trevor (Siemian) did a good job for us last year and Paxton (Lynch) was young. The plan is to stay the course there and what’s available in the draft. We’ll go from there," explained Broncos general manager John Elway from the NFL owners meetings.
The Texans continue to hold their stance on Romo and not discuss his status because he is currently under contract with the Cowboys. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien knows the availability of quarterbacks depends on the market and that it can all change in a hurry.
“Now, every day in this league is a fluid situation," O'Brien stated. "Every day, whether it's the draft or free agency or someone gets released or whatever that is - but today, as we sit here right now, we're excited and we will be excited about who we have in that room, and of course, over the next few weeks, maybe we add to that room, maybe we don't..."
"We feel like, right now, we have two quarterbacks that'll be there on April 17, the beginning of our offseason program," O'Brien explained in an interview on NFL Network from the owners meetings.
Those two quarterbacks for the Texans are Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden, who are the only two options under contract for the team at the moment. As O’Brien and other Texans decision makers work to make decisions that could potentially change the complexion of the team, Savage remains the clear cut favorite to start week one of the upcoming season. However, that could all change with the addition of Romo.
After what feels like a long three weeks to the beginning of the NFL free agency period, it appears that there is now only one horse race to land the services for Romo for the 2017 season.
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