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I could get behind the Chiefs trading for Tony Romo if they draft a quarterback, too

The MMQB’s Albert Breer made a good point on his podcast the other day. The teams interested in Cowboys QB Tony Romo are likely limited to teams that are ready to win now. As Breer said, why would Cleveland be more interested in Romo over, say, Jimmy Garoppolo? Garoppolo is a quarterback of the future, Romo is not.

That’s not to say there won’t be a market for Romo. The most commonly mentioned teams are the Chiefs, Texans, Broncos and sometimes the Bears and Cardinals.

The Texans, like the Chiefs, look like a great fit on the field. Except Houston has a QB with a $19 million cap hit next season. Can they fit both in there? How would that work?

The Broncos say they remain committed to Paxton Lynch and / or Trevor Siemian, the Bears aren’t ready to win now and the Cardinals still have Carson Palmer.

“I think one team that could be in play is the Kansas City Chiefs,” Albert Breer said on his podcast. “It’ll be interesting to see because they’re out of guaranteed money with Alex Smith. It feels like they’ve kinda hit a ceiling. You wonder if Andy Reid looks at it and says maybe the smart thing to do here is to bring in Tony Romo and draft a quarterback in the first or second round and that way we have our future in place. We can develop the guy in the background because we have Romo and Romo gives us a good chance to win now if we can keep him healthy. Of course, the big wild card being his health.”

I haven’t really been on the Romo train because the odds are against him staying healthy and I have no idea if, two years since he played most of a season, he’s still a really good quarterback. At 37 years old.

I’ve been on the draft a quarterback train. If the Chiefs got Romo for 2017 and then spent a first or second on a quarterback? I could get behind that.

Acquiring Romo would likely have to come in a trade where his contract would come with him. The Chiefs would then potentially have to give up a draft pick.

“I will say this,” Breer continued, “I think what Jerry and Stephen Jones are going to do is what is best for Tony Romo. They like the player and they would like to do right by him. If he wants to go start someplace else, I think they will help facilitate that.”

Breer speculates a mid-round pick could get it done.

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