It looks like the Tony Romo sweepstakes has taken on another potential suitor. According to media outlets, including UPI.com, the Jacksonville Jaguars appear to be part of a select few teams that will take a chance on trying to sign the Dallas Cowboys signal caller.
The Jaguars, who have a new coach in Doug Marrone and a new sheriff in charge in executive vice president Tom Coughlin, may kick the tires on a move like this to compete with Blake Bortles here in north Florida.
Private discussions with executives and coaches from NFL teams around the league have yielded the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, and the Jacksonville Jaguars as potential landing spots for the veteran quarterback, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. The Dallas Cowboys have yet to announce what they plan to do with Romo, who turns 37-years-old next month.
It was believed as late as last week Romo would be part of a mega-trade involving the Cowboys, Washington Redskins and 49ers that would send the quarterback to Dallas’ arch rival in the NFC East. The deal would send Kirk Cousins to San Francisco and Dallas would receive the second pick in the NFL Draft.
According to multiple sources, that deal will not happen. Dallas team owner Jerry Jones doesn’t want Romo to play for a division rival.
Coughlin is familiar with Romo. Playing him twice a year, while he was in New York as the front man of the Giants. Romo was 10-7 as a starter against Coughlin’s Giants, winning his last five games.
The Jaguars present a potentially attractive destination for Romo. The team has plenty to spend in free agency. Pair that with a solid young receiving corps in Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, and Marqise Lee. Jacksonville is also said to be interested in tight end Martellus Bennett. Bringing in Bennett would give the team a solid target across the middle and in the red zone.
While it may be a long shot to happen, Jacksonville should not be written off as a potential destination. Right now, both Denver and Houston appear to be frontrunners in this sweepstakes.