National NFL reporter: Broncos “in driver’s seat” for Tony Romo if he’s released

On Tuesday Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network said that if the Dallas Cowboys release the 36-year-old quarterback, Denver is “clearly in the driver’s seat” to get him.

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Tony Romo to the Broncos? Ian Rapoport says it could happen. (Keith Allison/Flickr)

Tony Romo to the Broncos? Ian Rapoport says it could happen. (Keith Allison/Flickr)

The Tony Romo-to-the-Broncos speculation just isn’t going away.

On Tuesday Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network said that if the Dallas Cowboys release the 36-year-old quarterback, Denver is “clearly in the driver’s seat” to get him.

Rapoport did provide one important caveat: He said the Broncos only want Romo at a discounted rate. Romo is set to make a base salary of $14 million in 2017, according to overthecap.com.

Bringing in Romo is risky. He’s played five games over the last two seasons because of a variety of injuries. Last August, he broke a bone in his back against the Seahawks. But he does represent an intriguing win-now option for a team whose two choices at quarterback right now are Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch. Romo threw for 34 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2014.

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