For someone reason today ended up being talk yourself into Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo joining the Jacksonville Jaguars day, as it was a topic of discussion on local sports talk radio this morning and appears as if it will continue throughout the day. I'm not sure where the article was that suggested that the Jaguars should be one of the teams targeting Tony Romo either via trade or in free agency if the Cowboys release him, but I don't really want to link to it if the argument was made in earnest.
It's a bad argument and should be a total non-starter.
Tony Romo is not an upgrade for the Jaguars.
Sure a healthy Tony Romo is a Top 12ish quarterback in the NFL, but Tony Romo hasn't been healthy in years. In fact, he's suffered three major injuries in two seasons behind the best offensive line in the NFL. His latest injury he was barely even touched in the preseason and he broke his back.
How many games would it take for Romo to turn to dust in Jacksonville? Three?
Aside from the fact that the soon-to-be 37-year-old quarterback can't stay healthy anymore, how much are you going to give up in order to add him to your roster? Are you going to give up a Day three draft pick to take on his huge salary with his injury concerns? Or do you wait until he hits free agency and offer him what will likely be way too much money, considering the dearth of good quarterbacks on the open market and the multitude of teams desperate for one? Not to mention that the Jaguars are likely going to pick up Bortles fifth-year option, so how much do you want to potentially be on the hook for at the quarterback position?
Would Romo even want to come to Jacksonville? You'd think he'd want to go somewhere that's close to being a contender.
I'll even go so far as to say, with the hottest of takes, that the Jaguars have a better chance of winning in 2017 with Blake Bortles than they would with a 37-year-old Romo.
Frankly, I'm not even sure why people are discussing this. It's silly, but I guess it is February 13 so we need something to talk about.