By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On February 4, 2017 at 10:46 am EST
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Kansas City Chiefs are looking to upgrade their quarterback position. The Chiefs are interested in acquiring Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo in a trade.
The Chiefs, led by Smith, were the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs. They were eliminated from the playoffs by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
It is the second straight year that the Chiefs were eliminated in the Divisional Round.
“It was noteworthy when Andy Reid was non-committal to Alex Smith,” Rapoport said. “They’ve made a QB trade in the past, doing so for Alex Smith. They’d have to be considered someone who would be a possibility.”
Romo is going to be linked to several teams, as he is the Cowboys back-up to Dak Prescott – and he is signed through the 2019 season. If the Chiefs were able to acquire Romo, they would then release – or even try to trade Smith.
According to Spotrac, if this were to happen, it would cost the team $7 million in dead cap space.
Romo’s name is going to be linked to several teams. The Denver Broncos and the Buffalo Bills are also interested in him. However, the Broncos would only be interested in Romo if they can sign him as a free agent and they are not willing to trade for him.
The Bills are reportedly interested in moving on from Tyrod Taylor. He is due $12 million this season after making $2 million this past season.
While a lot of teams are interested in Romo, there’s also a risk involved, as he has been injured the past two seasons. After a preseason injury this past season, he never started a game and did see against the Philadelphia Eagles on Jan. 1.