The NFL trade rumors surrounding Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo continue to swirl as Week 7 of the NFL season schedule approaches. With Dak Prescott playing at a very high level, Dallas has a decision to make about the quarterback position – no matter how much they downplay it.
The Cowboys have a bye this weekend, which may give them time to conjure up a deal with one of the many teams that reportedly have an interest in Romo. At the top of the list are the New York Jets, Chicago Bears, and Denver Broncos.
According to a USA Today report, there are a number of teams that could be interested in acquiring Romo, however, the team that could benefit from a possible trade this season are the Denver Broncos. With a lot to play for, could GM John Elway strike a Peyton Manning type deal once again and bring in a veteran quarterback? The defense is still sharp for the defending Super Bowl champs, but having two rookie QBs isn’t Elway’s dream scenario.
Then you have the New York Jets and Chicago Bears.
Romo moving to the Jets could instantly make them better and give them a chance to win a few games this season — and have a seasoned vet to start in 2017. Remember, the Jets are coming off a 10-6 season in 2015 and had high hopes for this year, but after losing key players to injuries like wideout Eric Decker and ILB David Harris, things have not been the same. Adding former Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte was supposed to bolster the offense in 2016, however, the Jets have stumbled through the first six weeks of play.
Could a deal for Romo add the spice New York needs to turn this season around? Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd thinks Romo could solve the Jets QB problems, and a deal to swap quarterbacks could be a good move for both teams.
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Now on to Philip Rivers.
The San Diego Chargers have struggled in 2016, at least in the fourth quarter of most games, but a win over the Broncos last week may have righted the ship for the Bolts. Nevertheless, NFL trade rumors around veteran quarterback Philip Rivers seem to grow by the week.
Could Rivers end up in Chicago before long?
Windy City Tribune reports that Rivers and Romo may both be on the Bears radar.
Reports indicate while Romo to the Bears would be very intriguing, and a homecoming of sorts (Romo played at Eastern Illinois University), it’s more likely that Philip Rivers ends up in Chicago.
Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report believes the Chargers QB could be traded at some point, and San Diego should be able to get a second or third-round pick in return. Sometimes a change of scenery is all a player needs to show he has something left in the tank. Adding to that, Rivers is almost three years younger than Romo and has been injured a lot less, and he may be a much more attractive acquisition to Bears management.
Last but far from least in the NFL trade rumor mill, is Terrelle Pryor. Are the Packers on the verge to upgrading their receiver core by dealing for the young stud out of Ohio State? Pryor has been one of the lone bright spots on the Cleveland Browns this year, so trading him may not be in their best interest. However, according to a Digitial Journal report, the return of Jordy Nelson has not helped the Packers offense as they had hoped and Green Bay may start shopping for help.
While Terrelle Pryor seems to be coming into his own, he looks like he is improving at wideout every game he plays — and Aaron Rodgers sure would love to see him lining up next to Jordy Nelson.
The NFL trade deadline is November 1.
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