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Tony Romo Reportedly Believes It’s “Texans Or Retirement” In 2017

Jeff Darlington of ESPN reports that while the Broncos haven’t ruled out the possibility of adding Tony Romo, sources have told him that it’s “Texans or retirement” for Romo this year.

According to Darlington, the Broncos currently are not pursuing Romo, which probably doesn’t come as a big surprise, considering that they’ve made it clear that they will not be trading for him.

In order for either the Texans or Broncos to be serious options for Romo, the Cowboys will have to release him, and as of now, they appear to be comfortable waiting things out.

Romo has some attractive opportunities lining up for him should he elect to retire, as Adam Schefter reported earlier that CBS is making a “strong push” to hire Romo for their NFL coverage. Romo also has interest from FOX as a potential replacement for John Lynch, who is now the 49ers’ new GM.

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).

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.

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.