Tony Romo to the Texans? There’s growing sentiment within the NFL it could happen.
As the NFL quarterback carousel prepares to begin spinning in free agency and those teams expected to be involved (and even those that aren’t) attempt to predict the next destination of Tony Romo, several people within the sport said they regard the Houston Texans as a strong contender.
The Texans signed quarterback Brock Osweiler to an $18 million-per-season deal in free agency last offseason. Osweiler struggled and was benched in favor of Tom Savage late in the season but regained the starting job when Savage suffered a concussion. The Texans beat the Oakland Raiders in a first-round playoff game but lost at New England in an AFC semifinal.
Denver has bigger questions about its offensive line and running game. John Elway, the Hall of Fame quarterback who is the Broncos’ chief roster architect, also must balance any desire to develop young quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch with a possible urge to take a win-now approach with Romo.
Other possibilities for Romo might include the Kansas City Chiefs if they’re willing to unseat Alex Smith as their starter, which they say they aren’t, or the Buffalo Bills if they part with Tyrod Taylor.
Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer first reported the interview.
McAdoo was fired in December with a 2-10 record, he finished his tenure guiding Big Blue to a 13-15 record. At the time of his dismissal, the Giants owned one of the worst offenses in the NFL, scoring just 17.8 points per game and ranking 30th in the NFL in total yards per tilt (314.7) — only the Browns and Bears scored fewer points per game since 2016, per NFL Research.
McAdoo has ties to new Browns general manager John Dorsey. The two spent seven years in Green Bay together from 2006-2012.
The Browns also are considering recently fired Titans coach Mike Mularkey to fill their vacant OC gig, Rapoport reported Monday.