The Dallas Cowboys said they were going to release Tony Romo when NFL free agency began and the number one team rumored to sign Romo was the Houston Texans. The Texans even made moves to try to clear up the cap space to make a run for Romo but that fell apart when Tony Romo announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday. Now, Houston will have to rally to find a quarterback to help them win in 2017.

Houston Texans desire to sign Tony Romo

The Houston Texans and Denver Broncos were the two biggest rumored teams to want Tony Romo when the Dallas Cowboys released him.

However, when the Broncos John Elway made it clear that he was happy with his two quarterbacks in Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, that left the Texans as the number one team wanting to sign the former Cowboys quarterback. As a matter of fact, it looked almost like the Texans was planning to make a big run at Romo when they traded their starting quarterback Brock Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns, eliminating his salary from the books and almost gift wrapping the starting quarterback role for Romo. However, on the same day that the Dallas Cowboys released him, Tony Romo announced he was leaving the NFL for a job as the number one color commentator for CBS's NFL coverage.

What is next for Houston Texans quarterbacks in 2017?

The fact that Tony Romo will quit playing football after the Dallas Cowboys released him means that the Houston Texans have no real star as their starting quarterback. The Texans have not had a good starting quarterback since Matt Schaub left the team, going through names like Case Keenum, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Mallett, Brian Hoyer, T.J.

Yates, Brandon Weeden, Brock Osweiler, and Tom Savage in the past three seasons. This year, they won't have Romo and will enter the 2017 NFL season with Tom Savage as their starting quarterback and Brandon Weeden as his backup. There is still a chance they could sign someone like Jay Cutler or Colin Kaepernick, both of which are an upgrade on their current quarterbacks, or they could look to the NFL Draft. Whatever they do, it will be a step down from getting Tony Romo to try to lead them to the Super Bowl in 2017.