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49ers doing work on Tony Romo as a potential QB option

I don’t expect it to happen, but maybe Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch would be a strong selling point.

The San Francisco 49ers have a lot of options to consider at the quarterback position, and CBS Sports’ NFL reporter Jason La Canfora thinks Tony Romo could be in the picture. La Canfora is reporting that the 49ers are doing work on Romo, and the CBS reporter thinks they are a legitimate possibility. He also said the Rams were in a similar situation.

Anybody can choose to do work on the possibility of landing Tony Romo, but there will be limitations. La Canfora wrote that Romo’s top choices are the Texans, Chiefs, and Broncos. Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said Alex Smith is their starter for 2017, so that would seemingly remove them from the equation.

I would be surprised to see Romo agree to a trade to the 49ers given how far away they would appear to be from contending. Romo could decide he wants to work with Kyle Shanahan and he thinks Shanahan and GM John Lynch can build something quickly. I am skeptical it would play out that way with Romo, but crazier things have happened.

The bigger question is if the Cowboys will release Romo instead of trading him. A release gives him more options since the Cowboys would not have to agree to a deal. There had been talk Washington might be interested, but they are likely off the market with their exclusive tag of Kirk Cousins.

Houston and Denver make the most sense. The big question for Houston is how much money they are prepared to eat at the QB position given their investment in Brock Osweiler. For Denver, they invested in Paxton Lynch, but are they prepared to turn things over to him at this point?