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NFL Rumors: Tony Romo, Kirk Cousins, Johnny Manziel, Colin Kaepernick & Mike Glennon

Tony Romo

  • Adam Schefter reports that many people around the NFL expect the Cowboys to move on from long-time QB Tony Romo next year, even though owner Jerry Jones has said he has no plans to do so.
  • According to Schefter, the Cowboys have a tough time securing much in return for Romo. Schefter spoke with a few GMs who said that the Cowboys could probably get a mid- to late-round conditional pick for Romo.
  • Another factor that could work against the Cowboys is that they’re expected to allow Romo to choose his next team. However, doing so would hurt their leverage in trade talks, given that Romo would have settled on them as his favorite destination.

Kirk Cousins

  • Adam Schefter mentions that QB Kirk Cousins has leverage over the Redskins when it comes to a long-term extension based on his play this season and the fact that they used their franchise tag on him last year.
  • Washington will have to either sign him to a massive contract or tag him again at the cost of $23.943 fully guaranteed.
  • Either way, Schefter can’t see Cousins testing the open market next March.

Colin Kaepernick

  • According to Adam Schefter, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is expected to void his contract after the season and test the free agent market.
  • Schefter mentions that the two teams who showed the most interest in Kaepernick next year were the Browns and Broncos.

Johnny Manziel

  • According to Adam Schefter, former Browns QB Johnny Manziel would still like another opportunity to play in the NFL but it remains to be seen whether he’ll get another shot.
  • Schefter admits that Manziel may have to begin his return in the CFL, where he could rebuild his reputation and showcase his ability.

Mike Glennon

  • Adam Schefter considers Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon to be “arguably the most attractive true unrestricted free-agent QB available” in next year’s market.
  • Schefter says that Glennon will end up being next year’s version of Brock Osweiler — a quarterback with limited NFL experience but attempting to secure a big-money contract.


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