Your Houston Texans have problems at quarterback. You know it. I know it. The Texans probably know it. It's the most glaring need on a team that still managed to win the AFC South and a playoff game last season. It's difficult to envision the Texans doing much better than that, if not having difficulty matching those accomplishments altogether, without significantly better play under center in 2017.
With the 2017 NFL Draft on the horizon, the talk of adding a franchise quarterback the old fashioned way is omnipresent. Indeed, the Texans may take that path in April, perhaps even spending a first round pick on one for the first time since David Carr rode into town as the first overall selection in the 2002 NFL Draft.
For the purpose of this post, however, I want to focus on two other possible scenarios that have been bandied about by Texans fans. The first is signing Tony Romo as a free agent. Romo is reportedly expecting to be released by the Cowboys and has allegedly expressed an interest in signing with the Texans. The current state of the Texans' salary cap necessarily means Romo wouldn't get a contract similar to the one he has with Dallas here, but assume with me Romo and the Texans were committed to making it work. In other words, assume the Texans could sign Tony Romo as a free agent.
Would you rather they did that, or would you prefer the Texans trade for Jimmy Garoppolo? In that case, the Texans would have Garoppolo under contract for the final year of his rookie deal at a relative pittance, which would seem to match up nicely with the sizable cap hit Brock Osweiler's contract has in 2017. Plus Garoppolo is only 25 years old (compared to Romo, who'll turn 37 in April).
Of course, acquiring Jimmy Garoppolo would mean parting with an asset or two. Maybe even Houston's first round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. As we did with Romo hypothetically coming to Houston in free agency, let's assume the Texans and Patriots can work out a trade.
What would you prefer the Texans do? Hit the poll below and expand upon your vote in the Comments.