Earlier this week a report came out linking the Jaguars with Cowboys QB Tony Romo. Now, this report did list several other teams, but the fact that the Jaguars are mentioned at all is a bit of a surprise. While many Jaguars fans and radio personalities have come out against a potential pairing of Tony Romo and the Jacksonville Jaguars it may not be as unrealistic as some think. Here's what ESPN's Todd Archer had to say about the Romo situation:
In private discussions with executives and coaches from teams across the league, Romo’s future destination kept coming back to two teams: the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans.
Even if this scenario is true the Jaguars clearly aren't the front runners. But should they do everything in their power to land the 36 year old quarterback? Or should they just roll with Blake Bortles moving forward?
In my mind the answer is very clear. The Jaguars should pursue Tony Romo with every thing they've got. Is rolling into 2017 with an aging, injury prone starting QB like Romo a risk? Yes, but so is trusting your season to a QB who has thrown 51 interceptions over the last three seasons - aka Blake Bortles.
The bottom line is Tony Romo is better, much better than Blake Bortles is right now. In Romo's last full season (2014) he put up a career year, posting 34 TDs to only 9 INTs with a 113.2 passer rating. If the Jaguars were able to get a full season, or even close to a full season out of Romo they would most likely be competing for a division title. With a stacked defense, big time play makers on offense, and a coaching staff and front office that is all about winning, this is really a no brainer.
I'm not suggesting the Jaguars mortgage their entire future to land Romo. But if all the Jaguars have to do is sacrifice some late round picks and cap space over the next several years then the Jaguars should absolutely pursue and land the quarterback with the fourth highest passer rating in league history. It could be good for Bortles to get a different perspective on the game.
Beyond actually improving the Jaguars roster. This would also potentially steal Romo away from a division rival, the Houston Texans, which should always be considered a major, major plus.
Which QB Room sounds better to you?
Starter: Tony Romo | Backup: Blake Bortles | Developmental: Brandon Allen
Starter: Blake Bortles | Backup: Chad Henne | Developmental: Brandon Allen
Think the idea is far fetched? This NFL Network crew doesn't:
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