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D-Unit
10-02-2012, 02:29 PM
Lot of QB prospect talk in this forum. So my question to you guys with teams who need a QB. Would you give up a 1st rounder for Tony Romo?

Raiderz4Life
10-02-2012, 02:31 PM
If Carson Palmer could fetch a 1st and a 2nd...so can Romo

bucfan12
10-02-2012, 02:35 PM
Romo is what 33 years old? No. But only because of age. He's got about 4 yrs in him but that's the only reason why I wouldn't.

Todd Bertuzzi
10-02-2012, 02:43 PM
Who would be the potential landing spots? Jets and Bills? Bucs?

I mean if a 28 year old Weeden and a 31 year old Palmer are worth it then no doubt a 32 year old Romo is. 3-4 years out of a top ~10 QB is worth it imo for teams like the Jets and Bucs who might think they're on the cusp and a top QB is all that's holding them back.

BuckeyeDan17
10-02-2012, 02:51 PM
This is messy. It really depends for me - are the skill positions set in place for him? Offensive line? If the team is solid-quarterback-play-away from serious contention and I'm the GM, then sure I'd probably fork it out.

Other end of the spectrum: If we don't have the pieces in place (weak receivers, average to below average OL) then no, I'd draft a 22 year old top-flight prospect and address the surrounding issues early in the same draft and following draft to hope for long-term success.

Trogdor
10-02-2012, 02:54 PM
Keep in mind also that Tony Romo started late so the wear and tear factor is lessened even though he has played behind some of the worst offensive lines in the league.

I think he'd bring more than the Palmer deal but I also think the chances of a flock of flying pigs nesting on top of the Eiffel Tower is more likely than Romo being dealt.

Babylon
10-02-2012, 02:54 PM
You'd have to be good in most phases to want to invest a #1 in Tony at this stage of his career. Hello Seattle.

Having said that they'd probably have him and Flynn as their backups on Sundays.

Todd Bertuzzi
10-02-2012, 02:55 PM
You better make sure you get a shot at one of Barkley, Wilson or Smith too because I wouldn't want to deal Romo just to wind up with one of Manuel, Bray or Landry Jones.

SuperPacker
10-02-2012, 03:00 PM
The only reason Carson Palmer went for that much, is because the Raiders are stupid. That deal shouldn't be used as guide to what QB's should go for.

y.f.s.
10-02-2012, 03:02 PM
You'd have to be good in most phases to want to invest a #1 in Tony at this stage of his career. Hello Seattle.

Having said that they'd probably have him and Flynn as their backups on Sundays.

Intriguing proposition for both Seattle and Arizona IMO.

Todd Bertuzzi
10-02-2012, 03:05 PM
It's also funny that we say the only teams who would be generally interested in an aging starter like Romo would be the ones with pieces already in place to help him succeed. If the Cowboys deal Romo they immediately become one of those teams haha. I just don't think it makes sense for them to trade him at this point. He's still a top QB and shouldn't be written off based on one bad game. I mean two weeks ago people were asking the same questions about Cutler after a terrible primetime performance vs GB. Romo's just the whipping boy of the week atm.

Raiderz4Life
10-02-2012, 03:05 PM
The only reason Carson Palmer went for that much, is because Hue Jackson is a stupid prick. That deal shouldn't be used as guide to what QB's should go for.

Get your **** straight.

It shouldn't be the guide but you'd be naive to not think it will be. Like the DeAngelo Williams contract.

WCH
10-02-2012, 03:06 PM
If I had the rest of the team in place and QB was the only thing holding me back, I'd gladly trade a first for Romo. The point of draft picks isn't to throw a party in April, it's to acquire good players so you can make a Super Bowl run.

I don't see Romo being traded at this point, though.

Todd Bertuzzi
10-02-2012, 03:10 PM
Intriguing proposition for both Seattle and Arizona IMO.

I would say Arizona is a perfect fit but they'll probably be hesitant to give up another high pick and a big extension to a QB(Of course Romo is way more proven than Kolb so it's not exactly a gamble but the principle remains). The fact that Kolb hasn't been terrible so far this year doesn't help either. Could be interesting to follow in the offseason depending on how the season shakes out though.

SuperPacker
10-02-2012, 03:10 PM
Get your **** straight.

It shouldn't be the guide but you'd be naive to not think it will be. Like the DeAngelo Williams contract.

The Cowboys would try to use it as a guide, but teams aren't going to see what Carson Palmer went for and then give up more for Romo. That's what i'm saying.

And yeah, that's what I meant. Reggie McKenzie to the rescue!

Halsey
10-02-2012, 03:30 PM
The trend for teams in need of a QB is to get a young guy. Romo has trade value, but I think a team with a top 20 would rather just keep the pick and try to find a young QB.

MassNole
10-02-2012, 03:41 PM
I don't think he's worth a First Round pick, but I believe some NFL team would be dumb enough to use one to get him.

Babylon
10-02-2012, 04:29 PM
The trend for teams in need of a QB is to get a young guy. Romo has trade value, but I think a team with a top 20 would rather just keep the pick and try to find a young QB.

I agree. In this case though we're talking the Dallas Cowboys and Jerry isn't going to sign off on anything that looks like a rebuild job. I think he'd go with someone in the Andrew Luck or Matt Stafford category out of college but not sure how they'd be able to get to that position.

vidae
10-02-2012, 04:43 PM
In a word, no. In two words, hell no. But I'd give up a 5th for him probably.

G Mobile
10-02-2012, 04:48 PM
I wouldn't but that doesn't mean some team isn't stupid enough to do it. I'd rather have him than Palmer. Even if I had an established team I'm not sure Romo would take me all the way. I'd be more worried about the contract he needs than the picks.

brat316
10-02-2012, 05:19 PM
jags should take him

asdf1223
10-02-2012, 05:29 PM
Yes yes yes for Seattle. 0 chance Dallas trades him. Nobody will give up a high enough pick for Dallas to get a good rookie QB. They wont trade Romo without a succession plan in place.

P-L
10-02-2012, 06:12 PM
I would have absolutely no problem if someone traded a 1st round pick, but I wouldn't be that person. I believe Romo is one of those guys who is good enough to keep you in playoff contention every year, but not good enough to ever win a Super Bowl.

descendency
10-02-2012, 06:28 PM
Romo is what 33 years old? No. But only because of age. He's got about 4 yrs in him but that's the only reason why I wouldn't.

And maybe 1 good year. Or two max.

Giving a first round pick up for that is nuts.

rawdawg
10-02-2012, 09:41 PM
It's a long shot, but I could actually see this happening. Like has been mentioned, teams that feel they are a QB away (Arizona, NY Jets- need OL help too, Oakland, etc) could like Romo. 33 isn't that bad for a QB with only 2700 throws (about 600 more than Matt Ryan, basically a season more wear and tear). He could clearly have 4 solid seasons left. Kurt Warner was left for dead and basically became a Hall of Famer after age 35 with a similar number of throws as Romo has now.

With Dallas' schedule, they should easily be picking in the top 15 again this year. Throw in a 2nd first rounder and Dallas could again move up to get the guy they want.

josh07039
10-02-2012, 09:44 PM
The only way I would give up a 1st is if the cowboys took santonio too.

rawdawg
10-02-2012, 09:53 PM
The only way I would give up a 1st is if the cowboys took santonio too.

Tone and Dez would make for a fun locker room!

fenikz
10-02-2012, 10:13 PM
Something I would have to think about, Kolb is obviously younger but he is injury prone already and after a certain amount of concussions it's just not safe to put him on the field. Cutting him would save us 30 million dollars but that money would then have to go into extending Romo and by trading the pick we wouldn't be able to draft any sort of true elite o-line talent even if it's a guard like Warmack or Jones

murdamal86
10-03-2012, 07:12 AM
jags should take him

I was thinking about this as well. If we don't win the Gino Smith sweepstakes, I would take Romo over Barkley, T Wilson, and Landry Jones easily. Well maybe not Tyler Wilson