This past Tuesday Tony Romo held a classy press conference to publicly accept that he's now Dak Prescott's backup, which is good because outside of orchestrating some sort of updated Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan type-plot, we're not sure what else he can really do.
However, while Romo's
content tolerating his role as QB2 for the first time in a decade, he also hasn't accepted it as a permanent position, as he's reportedly eyeballing the myriad of NFL teams who—at the moment—are stuck with subpar/outright shitty quarterbacks.
Romo on Dak: "He's earned the right to be our quarterback. As hard as that is for me to say, he's earned that right."— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 15, 2016
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Denver Broncos have caught Romo's attention as a potential destination, assuming GM John Elway considers neither Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch the guy and actually decides to trade for him. Other options are said to include the Bears, Cardinals, Jets, and Bills. While you might think to yourself that Tony Romo will do whatever the Cowboys tell him to do, know that he will have a decent amount of say in where he ultimately ends up because the team will need him to renegotiate his deal, and because of that he'll basically be able to veto any move he disapproves of:
Rapoport also mentions that a Romo retirement is being considered, though longtime teammate Jason Witten doesn't believe that's the route the four-time Pro Bowler will take. Romo lost his starting spot this year after suffering a compression fracture to the L1 vertebra in his back during the preseason. The Cowboys are 8-1 in his absence. This poorly timed back break (not that it's ever a good time to break your back) followed a 2015 campaign where Romo broke his collarbone...twice. Romo will be 37 at the start of the 2017 season.