Tony Romo, Johnny Manziel and Colin Kaepernick Headline List of Rumor-Worthy Former NFL Quarterbacks

Tony Romo, Johnny Manziel and Colin Kaepernick Headline List of Rumor-Worthy Former NFL Quarterbacks

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Tony Romo, Johnny Manziel and Colin Kaepernick Headline List of Rumor-Worthy Former NFL Quarterbacks

Tony Romo retired today. It appears that Romo will now begin a broadcasting career. Will his retirement be a true retirement or will he “retire” like Brett Favre, Roger Clemens and Floyd Mayweather have retired?

Whatever Romo’s intention, his name will be brought up whenever a team is facing any sort of a quarterback issue, just like Peyton Manning last season. And speaking of Manning, I wonder if he’d consider coming out of retirement in the right situation? And what team might take a flyer on Johnny Manziel or Colin Kaepernick? Man, there sure are a lot of big names to float for some clicks. Here is a list of 11 quarterbacks who will probably be attached to various teams via unanimous sources over the next weeks, months and maybe even years.

Johnny Manziel
Age: 24
Johnny Football is a year older. A year wiser. He’s clean and engaged. He’s focused. Should we really believe that a few games with the Cleveland Browns shows the true potential of anyone? And he’s still so damn young.

Jimmy Garoppolo
Age: 25
Technically, Jimmy G. is in the NFL, but as long as Tom Brady is playing, Jimmy Garoppolo is effectively retired. And Brady wants to play for a long, long time. He will be an unrestricted free agent next year so expect the trade talk to ramp up as we head to the draft. Even if the Patriots continue to pretend they aren’t considering it.

Tim Tebow
Age: 29
Sure, he’s playing baseball, but football is his one true love. Well, his one true secular love. And why rule out Tebow becoming a Deion Sanders-esque two-sport athlete? It makes just as little sense as him playing baseball instead of football.
Status Update: He was reportedly considered for the Miami Dolphins opening.

Colin Kaepernick
Age: 29
It seems Kaepernick won’t be involved in rumors so much as suggestions. At least for now. Kaepernick is young and only has 58 starts worth of wear and tear. It’s barely been three calendar years since he was starting a Super Bowl and you can’t blame him for the mess in San Francisco the past few years. You can however blame him for kneeling during the National Anthem and it appears that many around the league do just that.

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