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Expected To Be “Significant” Trade Interest In Tony Romo, Broncos Team To Watch?

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that there is expected to be “significant” trade interest in Cowboys QB Tony Romo this offseason.

According to Rapoport, Romo has his eyes on the Broncos as a potential landing spot should the Cowboys move on from their long-time quarterback.

The Cowboys are widely expected to move on Romo next year, considering that his salary is just far to much to allocate to a backup quarterback.

The Jets, Broncos, CardinalsBears and Texans have all come up as potential options for Romo but the Broncos have had a lot of success bringing in a veteran quarterback to compete for Super Bowl titles, so it makes sense that Romo would have some interest in joining them.

Denver did use a first-round pick on Paxton Lynch, but bringing in Romo could buy him some time to figure things out.

Romo’s 2017 salary of $14 million is considered reasonable for a starting quarterback but his prior neck and back issues are enough of a concern that his salary would be worrisome for at least some teams.

Earlier in the week, Jason Cole of B/R spoke with two league sources who expect Romo to be “high demand” next year, as his contract is considered affordable and the Cowboys could save $5 million off of their 2017 salary cap next year.

Romo, 36, is in the third year of his seven-year, $119.5 million contract that included $55 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $8.5 million (2016), $14 million (2017), $19.5 million (2018) and $20.5 million (2019).

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing or trading Romo would free up $5.1 million in available cap space while creating a staggering $19.6 million in dead money, which figures to be a huge consideration for the Cowboys.

In 2015, Romo threw for 884 yards while completing 68.6 percent of his passes to go along with five touchdowns and seven interceptions over the course of four games for the Cowboys.

We’ll have more regarding Romo and his future with the Cowboys as the news is available.