Over the past couple of months, members of the media and social media, have been buzzing with speculation on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. They think that there is a possibility that the Bears could end up being the future home of Romo. This, if Dallas decides to trade him during the offseason. The emergence of rookie Dak Prescott has kept Romo on the bench for almost the entire season and the Cowboys may trade him to get something out of him.
The problem with Romo is that he is perpetually injured. He has had back problems for several seasons and is one sack away from landing on injured reserve. The Bears already have other players like that and don’t need another one. And what has Romo proven in his career? He does well in the regular season but when he gets to the post-season, he can’t win. He would also probably command a high price. Would Chicago be willing to give up a lot to have him?
Tyrod Taylor is a like Romo in some ways. Taylor has been in the league since 2011 and just finally earned regular playing time in 2015. He has not had a full season as a starter due to injuries and has not been strong statistically. In fact, he has regressed from last season, statistically (he has played one fewer game in 2016 than he did in 2015). Give credit to the poor play of the Bill’s offense but Taylor has had a hand in it.
It appears as if Buffalo is going to part ways with Taylor and some people on social media have been calling for the Bears to grab him. Once again, Taylor, like Romo, is not a playoff winning quarterback who has given his team a lot of wins. He is an injury risk. Do the Bears really need that?
But there is one thing to say about all of this. The Bears are not going to get a Super Bowl winning quarterback this offseason. There are none available, for one and if there were, the price would be much higher than the Bears are willing to pay. Even though Romo and Taylor aren’t playoff winning quarterback and have missed several starts in their career, who’s to say a change of scenery wouldn’t do them good?
Could coming to Chicago give either Romo or Taylor a fresh start in their careers? Would the Bears even pay the price to bring one of them in? Or, they could feel that they are too risky to get and look in another direction?