How about Tony Romo in Houston

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  1. humblegeo

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    Is it possible that Tony Romo could wind up in Houston to play quarterback for a couple of years. We need help desperately!!! 14th season
     
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    Who would get hurt first?
    Romo or Savage

    I say pass. Our oline will get Romo hurt
     
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    No. Not for what they'll want in return. Maybe for the time being we forget their rickety, good, but old, QB and learn from them in building an offensive line.

    Not directed at you, humblegeo, just my opinion on the way to go from here.
     
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    Not sure how we afford both Romo and Osweiler (either on roster or cut, cause ain't nobody taking him in trade).

    Wouldn't mind taking some shot with him while a viable youngster develops, just don't see the feasibility.
     
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    No. Just say no
     
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    I had the same thought. If it weren't for the amount of money we're spending and will spend on Os, I'd be happy to have Romo in town. As things are, though, we should look for someone willing to work for less.
     
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    i would prefer Phillip Rivers. He is not happy with the chargers moving to LA. There is a chance we can get him. im not sure but i think he will be a free agent if they dont sign him this offseason.
    Rick Smith needs to get on the phone with his agent...... BoB i got you a QB :)
     
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    He's contracted through 2019, and so not much different (effectively anyway) than the financial constraints Romo would bring.

    How's it feasible with the albatross that is Os's contract?
     
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    It's only remotely possible if the Cowboys release him and that's a tough stretch given the dead money cap hit they would take. And trading him, especially to a good team, only seems viable for one or two teams at the moment.

    Interesting though, as we can hope for the best. But if the Cowboys released Tony Romo and he were willing to come here for less money, and then Adrian Peterson wants to sign here for a hometown discount (both coming to win here and not about the money). And with Watt coming back we could potentially make a strong Super Bowl run next year.

    I know it's all unlikely but certainly something to talk about regarding the Houston Texans.
     
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    It's not feasible. Bringing in a high priced aged vet isn't happening. That's a fools pipe dream
     


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    Unfortunately while true initially, he has finally embraced the move to Los Angeles and is excited to play in L.A. this upcoming year. He said as much on the Jimmy Kimmel show the other night along with fellow teammate Joey Bosa. They are both excited to play for the Los Angeles Chargers.
     
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    Romo ain't going to want to play smashheadball for the kind of money it would take to make him work with our cap.
     
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  13. humblegeo

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    So I guess none of it is within the realm of possibilities since our Football experts in the front office screwed up so badly (meaning unsatisfactory, inadequate or unsuccessful way) on the Osweiler signing. We are stuck with Osweiler for atleast this next season. Our hands are tied at this point with very few options or money to spend on a top veteran quarterback like a Tony Romo or Phillip Rivers.
     
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    There's really no money to be spent on a (quality) QB unless you ignore other things, which I hope they don't do. Beef up the oline, and head into camp with our current trio of QBs and another couple from "somewhere" and hope for the best. Before you go putting your dream QB on the team, he really ought to have a better line up front.
     
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    Ice up Savage and draft a youngster. Maybe kick the tires on a Mike Glennon negotiation.
     
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    With so much money invested in Os next year I guess the only possible way for improvement at the QB position is to draft one. With Houston picking so low that also seems like a crap shoot, though.
     
  17. humblegeo

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    Some of the talk that's going around concerning Houston's quarterback situation. This is a quote from one of those articles:

    The Brandt Report

    Ideas for the QB-needy: Trubisky to Browns? Romo to Texans?

    5) Houston Texans


    2016 starters: Brock Osweiler (14 games), Tom Savage (2).

    Passing offense ranked: 29th.

    This could be a Super Bowl team with better quarterback play, which is why I would pursue Romo, who could definitely lift the Texans to the promised land if healthy. I'd also look for a potential replacement for Osweiler in the draft, maybe someone like Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes or even a second- or third-rounder that coach Bill O'Brien could develop. At this point, Osweiler is the default starter heading into 2017, but he was such a disappointment for this squad. I'd definitely have an open competition, even if that simply ends up being a two-man race between Osweiler and Tom Savage. Don't discount the possibility that a rookie could come in and pull a Dak Prescott, catching everyone off guard.
     
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    I seem to remember a few washed up players coming to the Texans for a final paycheck. I think they all worked out spectacularly. Romo and Peterson, what could go wrong?
     
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    Romo's contract is not as bad as some would suggest, if acquired in a trade, his salary and cap hit for the Texans would be 14 million,

    If you get into the details the Texans have more than enough cap room and roster flexibility,

    26 Million Cap Room-
    54 players under contract
    Only the first 51 players count

    Easy cuts
    Derek Newton 3.25 M
    Tony Bergstrom 2.9 M
    Brandon Weeden 2.1 M

    Total 8.25 M

    Cap Room = 25.6+ 8.25= 34M

    Romo = 34-14 + 500k (51st players rolls off) = 20.5 M

    FA keep BOuye sign 5 year 50M, 20 Mil guaranteed(you can debate if you should, but this would be what I think the most you should pay him) 1st year cap hit 6M -500k (2M salary + 4M prorated bonus)

    Cap Room 15M

    Sign a FA RT to a similar deal
    Cap HIT 5.5 M

    Cap Room 9.5

    7 rookies ~ 3.5 M this is because remember for each player added a player rolls off @500k

    So (9-3.5) = 5.5M (this is essentially the same space leftover as last year)

    Additional cuts to consider
    Chris Clark 2.75 M (if you sign a new starter, you can draft a swing tackle)

    Eddie Pleasant 1.1 M
    JJO 6.5 M (if you want to make a bigger splash in FA)

    All in all the cap won't prevent the Texans from acquiring Romo, how much OS makes matters not because he can be cut next year and there is room this year, A trade for Romo would mean none of his contract is guaranteed so you wouldn't be mortgaging the future, Romo can be acquired IMHO for a 4th plus a conditional 2018 pick based on health, Savage would get his shot when Romo inevitably misses time, but if he is healthy for a PO run, it's not crazy to think you can make a run to the Super Bowl, it's a low risk High reward IMHO, a fourth rounder is not something that would kill you if it doesn't pan out.

    Lastly and kinda tongue in cheek, it would literally kill cowgirl fans if Romo came here and balled out to a SB



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