The Kansas City Chiefs were knocked out of the playoffs less than a week ago, but there’s already buzz about whether the team will move on from Alex Smith or not. One of the solutions thrown around makes absolutely no sense.
Before the 2013 Kansas City Chiefs season, the organization had seen a wide array of quarterbacks lead their offense. It wasn’t until Alex Smith joined the Chiefs during that offseason that the Chiefs finally had consistency at the position.
Now look. I understand that Smith is what he is. He’s never going to be an elite quarterback and there are definitely questions regarding how far he can carry a team on his own.
With that said, replacing Alex Smith with Tony Romo makes absolutely no sense, but it’s a big story out there in “Talk Chiefs” land.
I understand that Chiefs fans are longing for a quarterback who can throw the football downfield and make the big plays, but come on. Tony Romo?! Really?!
Yeah, let’s move on from the 32-year old quarterback (well, 33 in May) currently leading the team who’s led them to winning records every season and trade for a 36-year old quarterback (37 in April) who has struggled to stay healthy. Oh and option B has only played in five games over the past two seasons. Yeah, no thank you.
This Romo to Kansas City rumor started floating around earlier in the season and I nixed it then and I’m nixing it now. THIS MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE.
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The bottom line is that the Kansas City Chiefs need to stop relying on castoffs from other teams to be their quarterback of the future.
Yes, it’s worked in the past with guys like Len Dawson, Trent Green, and as recent as Alex Smith, but it’s time to stop being scared, draft a quarterback in the early rounds of the draft, and develop him into an NFL starter.
Romo also has four years left on his deal. It’d be one thing, MAYBE, if just one year was remaining, but it’s four years. By the time the contract would be up, Romo would be in his 40s. No thank you.
If Chiefs fans really think an almost 37-year old quarterback with an expensive contract and a slew of health concerns is the answer for the team, then I really don’t know what else to say. Clearly people are really fed up with Alex Smith because replacing him with Tony Romo is a horrible idea.
One minor hit to Romo and his career very well could be done. Oh and this is considering he plays in Dallas, who have the best offensive line in football. He wouldn’t last a day behind Kansas City’s o-line.
One last thing – If this is about the Chiefs’ failures to make deep playoff runs, that’s been a thing long before Smith got here. Romo has a long history of sucking in the postseason too, so don’t try and tell me that he gives this team a chance to make the Super Bowl. Nope. Not a good argument.
Hard pass. Please feel free to comment below though and let me know why Tony Romo in a Chiefs uniform is something that you want to see happen because I can’t for the life of me figure it out.