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Texans and Chiefs could be the favorites for Tony Romo

Divisional Round - Pittsburgh Steelers v Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, MP - JANUARY 15: Quarterback Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs walks of the field after being defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers with a score of 18 to 16 in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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With more quarterbacks than normal available this offseason, it might take the first domino falling to make them all drop in a hurry.

And one of the first could be Tony Romo, when/if Dallas releases him (and if he plays nice and allows that).

If that happens, a small group of teams who are clearly playoff caliber already top the list of possible destinations.

According to Peter King of, the Texans and Chiefs make the most sense as a possible post-Dallas destination for Romo.

While other teams (specifically the Broncos) have been mentioned as possibility, there’s a clear confluence of opportunity and proximity there. Romo clearly doesn’t want to play for a rebuilding team, or one too far away as his family is about to welcome a third child.

So the opprtunity to easily leapfrog Tom Savage or gently nudge Alex Smith aside provide reasonable alternatives for the soon-to-be 37-year-old Romo.

Houston might prefer a younger alternative (such as Jimmy Garoppolo), but plugging an established and able starter like Romo in would be a boost for a team which has played championship-level defense in recent years, with and without J.J. Watt. The Texans would need to invest in more offensive line help to make it make sense, but have a receiving threat in DeAndre Hopkins who has been underutilized.

Kansas City would stand a chance to upgrade from the good-not-great Alex Smith, and many of the same things apply there as in Houston.

King also mentioned that Romo turned down an off-field offer this offseason, which indicates that he’s focused on getting back on the field somewhere, and soon.