Adam Schefter is reporting that Fox Sports would like to replace John Lynch, who is the 49ers’ GM, with Tony Romo. According to Schefter, there are other networks interested in Romo, his goal remains to play this season.
It seems like every day the story changes in regards to Romo.
Some have wondered if retirement could be a serious consideration for Romo, given the injuries he’s dealt with in recent years and the fact that he would have to move on to a new team to keep playing.
Plus, reports have said for some time now that Romo had interest from TV networks, so this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise.
Trade rumors have connected Romo to the Broncos and Texans in return days, but reports have since downplayed any interest from the Broncos and Texans in regards to a Romo trade, which implies that the Cowboys are trying to drum up some trade interest before they’re forced to designate him as a post-June 1 release.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Romo as a post-June 1 release will free up $14 million in available cap space while creating a staggering $10.7 million in dead money.
At this point, it’s pretty clear that the Texans and Broncos are the two teams in the mix for Romo if he continues his playing career, especially now that the Texans have traded Brock Osweiler to the Browns.
Romo, 36, is entering the fourth year of his seven-year, $119.5 million contract that included $55 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $14 million (2017), $19.5 million (2018) and $20.5 million (2019).
In 2016, Romo appeared in one game and completed three of four passing attempts for 29 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys.
We’ll have more regarding Romo as the news is available.