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Tony Romo retiring, expected to move into broadcasting opportunity

The big question now is what Houston does next.

Fooch’s update: Schefter said on the radio that he is not using the term “retiring,” but instead he’s leaving football but would be available if the Cowboys needed him come training camp.

Well, the quarterback market just took a wild swing. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has decided to retire and start a career in broadcasting, according to Adam Schefter and Todd Archer. The Cowboys had opened the trade market for him, and there was an expectation he would eventually be released.

I thought Romo might keep playing, but if he was not 100 percent focused on football, it is smart to get out. The fact that he was even pondering leaving for a career in the broadcast booth means he was not going to be 100 percent focused on playing football. Maybe he could have gotten another year or two in playing, but if he was having any hesitation, that would have been a bad idea. So, good for him for just taking the dive and moving on.

This answers one big question about the quarterback market, but leaves some remaining. This would suggest Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch will compete for the Denver Broncos starting job, although Siemian is viewed as the favorite.

The bigger issue is what Houston has in mind. Their QB depth chart includes Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden after trading Brock Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns. They could drafted a QB, try and sign Jay Cutler, Colin Kaepernick, or Ryan Fitzpatrick, or some combination of those. Who will be the Texans starting quarterback Week 1 later this fall?