Trading For Tony Romo...A Short-Term and Long-Term Plan For Success

Let me start by saying I don't believe this trade would ever actually happen. Both front-offices are just way too stuck in the belief that they are right in order to make this happen.

That said, I know a lot of people think this is a dumb idea. He just threw 5 INTs last night, why would we want that? Well, for starters, if you watched that game, you saw that Tony Romo may have the absolute worst situation a starting QB could ever ask for. The guy has an automatic door, a subway turnstile, a revolving door, a doggy door, and a scarecrow for his offensive line. His WRs apparently don't run their routes or don't know the plays. And his coach gives up on the running game and puts it all on his shoulders. Meanwhile, you have a very athletic, intelligent, and accurate QB who's biggest problem (apart from those things I just mentioned) is that he tries to hard to shoulder the whole load for the team...

Now look at what we have in KC. A solid (though inconsistent at times) O-line, talented WRs who are limited by their QB, and a coaching staff that treats the running game as a strength and sticks with it. All we're missing is a QB who is willing to put the team on his shoulders and lead them...

Tony Romo is the passer and leader that the Chiefs need. He can exploit the physical attributes of Bowe and Baldwin. He can thread the needle to Breaston. He can shoot the quick screen to McCluster. He can utilize Moeaki, Boss, and Maneri down the middle of the field. He can locate Charles, Hillis, and Draughn out of the backfield. And he can make plays with his legs when he has to.

But of course, there is the question of why this trade would happen:

Kansas City - Get's Tony Romo

1. Pioli and the front office claim to be looking for improved competition/upgrades. Well, this is it.

2. Romo is in the final year of his contract, so the team is not tied to him and can still draft a QB in the 1st rd.

3. Gives the team a much more stable starter during the grooming period for QBOTF.

4. Provides a much better opportunity for the team to make a quick turnaround and a possible playoff run.

Dallas - Get's Matt Cassel and 2nd rd pick

1. Cowboys still have veteran starter Kyle Orton to use.

2. Allows front office to deflect heat onto a scapegoat (Romo).

3. Dallas now in position to draft QB in 2013 draft.

4. Escapes potential big contract with Romo (important considering recent league fines).

So there are definite reasons for both teams to do it. But let me go back to the 2nd and 3rd reasons for Kansas City. Most of us want a new QB. Most of us believe that is the real missing piece. However, history shows that rookie QBs generally don't lead teams to the playoffs or Super Bowl. Sure, you can throw out one or two exceptions, but there are dozens that support my argument. We still need to draft a QBOTF. However, Romo gives us an excellent transition QB until the new guy is ready to start. That means we can take advantage of the roster we have now (that is said to be one of the most talented) before too many of these contracts come up for renewal. We have to jump through that window before it closes. We can Franchise Tag Romo, or sign him to a short-term contract. Either way, he is playing for the future of his career, which means we'll get the best that he has to offer.

Romo in the short-term allows us to be competitive for the next 2 or 3 years while we groom a QBOTF, which means we'll be able to remain competitive for the next 10 (assuming we don't draft a bust). It's an all around good deal for us, and one that Dallas may be receptive to (if Jerry Jones suddenly has a heart attack and someone intelligent takes charge). It costs us a backup QB and a 2nd rd pick...but we have 3 backup QBs on the team already and an actual starting QB is way more important than a 2nd rd pick.

Anyways, just throwing it out there. It would be nice to see this team try SOMETHING!!!!

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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