NFL Rumors: Houston Texans Still Eyeing Tony Romo, Tom Savage Not Yet Ready to Start

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 03/14/17 03:37PM EDT
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The Houston Texans want to have Tony Romo because they don't believe Tom Savage can take on the starting quarterback duties for an entire season. (Photo : Tim Warner/Getty Images)

In the latest NFL rumors, it is believed that the Houston Texans remain interested in veteran quarterback Tony Romo, who is still with the Dallas Cowboys. A reported reason why Romo is still on their radar is because they are uncertain if Tom Savage can handle the starting job for an entire season. 

"They even said to me privately when I was at the combine, even if they moved on from Osweiler, they were bringing in competition. A guy they do like on the roster is Tom Savage. But they don't think right now that he's ready to start 16 games," Adam Caplan of ESPN revealed when discussing Romo's possible destinations. 

It was last week when the Texans headlined the NFL after they traded Brock Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns. Osweiler was signed last year, with Houston thinking he will end the inconsistencies at quarterback. Unfortunately, he was inconsistent himself.

In the last few games of the 2016 regular season, Osweiler was replaced by Savage. The 26-year-old Savage had a terrific run as the Texans' main quarterback in two games. Sadly, a concussion in Week 17 ended all of it and made him a backup once again.

By the end of the season, some of the Texans executives expressed faith in Osweiler, but the former Denver Broncos backup was still traded. To many, his departure signified that Savage will now be the starter for Houston, but Caplan's recent revelation shattered that expectation. 

The Texans have yet to confirm this, although now it is clearer why they are one of the teams truly pursuing Romo. If Caplan's statement is true, it means they are looking for another quarterback who is going to compete for the starting job later this year. It is also possible that they are just seeking for a new starter since they are afraid to trust Savage with such a huge task. 



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