There’s a Chance Tony Romo Could End Up a Chicago Bear for the 2017 Season
Following the success of Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, there's a very good chance Tony Romo could be job hunting. ESPN predicts Chicago has a strong chance of being Romo's new team.
Here's why ESPN predicts the Bears might land #9
The Bears are likely to move on from quarterback Jay Cutler, which would open up $13 million worth of salary-cap space. They could replace Cutler by committing a second-round pick to acquiring a younger quarterback, perhaps in a trade with the Patriots for Jimmy Garoppolo ... or they could sign Romo and spend that second-round pick on a rookie to groom behind him. John Fox's job security as head coach looks good, which is an important note for a team with other positions in flux.
What works against the Bears in landing Romo? ESPN says the supporting staff is likely not strong enough to allow Romo to succeed immediately.
One other factor ESPN didn't consider - Tony's Chicagoland connection: He went to high school in Burlington, Wisconsin, just across the Illinois border and his college career at Eastern Illinois University.