Tony Romo says Houston Texans were on top of his list

Dec 1, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) on the bench in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-15. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 1, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) on the bench in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-15. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Tony Romo has officially signed on to be part of the CBS broadcast team, but says the Texans were on top of his list if he had played…

The Denver Broncos and Houston Texans both missed out on Tony Romo, but were they ever really in the mix at all? Romo spoke to the press after it was announced that he would be joining the CBS lead NFL broadcast crew, alongside legendary Jim Nantz replacing Phil Simms.

Romo’s comments after the announcement were pretty eye-opening…

Wait, what? Houston was at the top of the list? The Broncos don’t even get an honorable mention here?

Perhaps the Broncos’ interest in Romo was a bit more veiled than some have led on, but we may never really know. It sounds like Romo toyed with the idea of coming back and playing for Houston, but these comments don’t make it seem like he had any intention of ever even considering the Denver Broncos.

There was obviously going to be mutual interest from the Texans, so would John Elway and the Broncos have even gotten a face to face meeting?

This appears to be the official end to the saga between the Broncos and Tony Romo, one that seemed to put handcuffs on the entire offseason as a whole. The Broncos tried (and failed) to put their primary free agent assets into signing Calais Campbell.

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The assumption then became that they would use the remaining money on the free agency plan that involved  Tony Romo, but Jerry Jones refused to release him until Tuesday afternoon.

There’s always a chance Romo could decide against the booth and come back to the NFL. Some even feel like that’s more likely than simply a possibility. However, it appears as though Romo would choose the Texans over the Broncos if he does decide to play.

And truthfully, that’s okay. Where it hurts is John Elway’s ego. It would have been (potentially) the second straight year that Elway has lost his main target at quarterback to the Houston Texans, and after landing Peyton Manning in 2012, Elway has to feel pretty invincible when it comes to free agent negotiations.

The Broncos will move forward with Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian at OTAs and hopefully this situation — as it relates to Denver — will be officially put to rest.