NFL Rumors: Tony Romo to Pittsburgh Steelers trade nears after Ben Roethlisberger hints possible retirement

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Tony Romo continues to be part of various trade rumors after Dak Prescott replaced him as the Dallas Cowboys quarterback. With the possible retirement of Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers emerged as one of the teams who could be interested in acquiring Romo.

In a recent interview, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger speaks about his uncertain football career. Roethlisberger planned to use the offseason to think if he will still play for Pittsburgh next season.

“I’m going to take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options. To consider health, and family and things like that and just kind of take some time away to evaluate next season, if there’s going to be a next season,” Roethlisberger said. “I’m going to take some time and evaluate with my family and just do a lot of praying about it and make sure it’s the right thing for me and my family.”

Some people believe that Roethlisberger is seriously contemplating retiring from football. Steelers backups Landry Jones and Zach Mettenberger are expected to fill up the void that Roethlisberger will leave. However, it remains questionable if they can provide the same impact that the 34-year-old quarterback give.

Tony Romo as Ben Roethlisberger’s replacement?

Romo’s era in Dallas is finally over with the rise of Dak Prescott. However, Tony Romo knows he still has something left in his tank where he could be an interesting addition to a team like the Pittsburgh Steelers. Romo’s last 14 starts yielded a record of 11-3 with 30 touchdowns to only 11 interceptions.

His numbers are obviously better than Jones and Mettenberger combined. The Steelers backup QBs only had a record of 2-12 with 16 interceptions to match their 16 touchdown passes. Tony Romo forms an incredible tandem with RB Le’Veon Bell and WR Antonio Brown.

However, the Steelers should come up with attractive trade assets to materialize a deal with the Cowboys. If Roethlisberger confirms retirement, the Steelers should quickly make a move and add Romo on their team.

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