Over the last couple of years Tony Romo has suffered numerous injuries to his back. This season, he broke his collarbone. The Cowboys organization have been passing on QBs in the last few drafts, but they cannot do it again in 2016. Tony Romo has been taking too many dangerous hits, and I fear that the next big hit he takes may result in him no longer able to play or worse, becoming paralyzed. There’s no telling how much longer his body can handle these hits. Now is the time to find Tony Romo’s successor. I am not saying that Tony shouldn’t be playing anymore, I am saying that it’s time for a college star QB to be taken under his wing. With two years remaining on his contract after this season, not only can Romo still perform great, but he can teach his backup many things, so when Romo retires, the Cowboys will have a QB that’s ready to take over after having learned so much.
- Connor Cook – Michigan State University: This qb is amazing. Amazing throwing ability, and has averaged 8.2 yards per pass this season. Has thrown 17 touchdowns already this season with only two interceptions. I’d say he’s definitely a first-round talent. If he’s still there when it’s the Cowboys turn to select, then he’s the future quarterback to take.
- Cardale Jones – Ohio State University: I’ll never forget when Jones took over for injured J.T. Barrett in the Michigan game. The following week in the Big Ten Championship game against the Wisconsin Badgers, Jones led the Buckeyes to a 59-0 win. In the first ever College Football Playoff, he then led Ohio State to a victory against #1 Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl to take the Buckeyes to the National Championship and he was victorious. He started this season as the starter, but was eventually benched in favor of J.T. Barrett. But he’s regained the starting position due to the suspension of J.T. Barrett, and once again Jones the chance to prove himself. I’d say he’s a second or third-round talent. He’s got much to prove, and he’d learn a lot from Tony Romo.
- Trevone Boykin – Texas Christian University: Boykin is a dual threat quarterback. Not only can he throw well, but he can scramble. Coming into the 2015 season, he was listed as a potential candidate for the Heisman Trophy. So far this season, he’s thrown 28 touchdowns and is almost at the 3,000 passing yard mark. He averages 9.9 yards per pass and 6.0 yards per rush. His talent can be a great impact for the Cowboys. I believe Tony Romo would love mentoring Boykin.