Tony Romo's Future With Cowboys Uncertain; Odds on Fit for Bears?

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Tony Romo’s Future With Cowboys Uncertain; Odds on Fit for Bears?

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The only certainty in Tony Romo’s future is that Jerry Jones will be the one making the call on it.

So says Jones himself.

Other than that, it all seems up in the air for the four-time Pro Bowl quarterback. Not only does Romo carry a $24.7 million dollar cap figure that currently stands as the largest among quarterbacks, his replacement, Dak Prescott, will be in the second year of his rookie scale contract when the 2017 season opens. Yet, there is an argument for retaining Romo as a very expensive back-up plan if Prescott gets hurt or takes a step back in Year 2 in Dallas.

The Cowboys have delayed talk of Romo’s future with Jones saying on his radio show: “Don’t think for one minute if you see something written or something said about what and where Romo is going to be relative to our team that there’s any credibility to it.”

Jones said he believes Romo can still be a Super Bowl quarterback, even if he will play next season at age 37.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery – whose future with the Bears at this time is still unknown – predicted the Bears would be in next year’s Super Bowl, and the team doesn’t really have a solution at quarterback right now, so does that mean the team is a fit for Tony Romo?

In December, ESPN’s John Clayton (via ESPN Insider) projected Tony Romo to be the Bears starting quarterback in 2017. This kind of move could stabilize the position for the short-term, and allow the team to plan for a post-Romo future by addressing his backup via the draft.

For what it’s worth, lists the Denver Broncos (+250) and Houston Texans (+400) as the only teams with better odds than the Bears (+500) of being Romo’s next team. Further, Sports Insights – which keeps tabs on the sports betting market – cites Top Bet Sports as a sports book that lists the Bears as the favorite to be team Romo plays for next.

For what it’s worth, this is the site that also placed the odds of Johnny Manziel joining the Bears in 2016 at 25-1.

As for Romo, his situation is worth monitoring through the lens of the Bears being a team that needs a quarterback who can bring stability, consistency, excellence and credibility in one fell swoop, without foreclosing the development of a longer-term option.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.