While the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine is in full swing, NFL head coaches and general managers aren’t just keeping their eyes on the college prospects on display. They’re also networking with one another (and one another’s staffs) to talk about the current developments across the league in regards to both the 2017 NFL Draft and free agency with the tampering period opening on Tuesday ahead of Thursday’s official start.
So there’s bound to be some muck churning out of the rumor mill early on, but this is perhaps a bit more alarming that your run of the mill (RUMOR MILL PUN SUCK IT, FIELD GULLS) report.
As I reported before the Super Bowl, the teams Romo covets most are the Texans, Chiefs and Broncos. And I have been thoroughly convinced by Chiefs general manager John Dorsey that Alex Smith will be his starter in 2017, so K.C. is off the list.
The other teams that I have heard are doing work on Romo, and where he could legitimately land, are the Rams and the 49ers. I’m not sure any other suitors make sense.
You’ve gotta wonder how much coal is in that fire. Is this just connecting the dots between an aged veteran and a team that is likely to have space for one with franchise QB Jared Goff atop the depth chart with human somewhere on this Earth (HSOTE) Sean Mannion in reserve with former starting QB Case Keenum likely to exit via free agency?
One week, fam...
(UPDATED at 2:11pm ET)
As RamBuck just pointed out to me, Rams Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips was Romo’s head coach in Dallas from 2007-10. Romo and the Cowboys had some pretty good years in that stretch, FWIW.
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaand Jason La Canfora is reporting that Jason La Canfora’s reporting doesn’t have merit. Got it.
Rams sources say no chance they test the waters on Tony Romo.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 3, 2017