As reported earlier today, former quarterback Troy Aikman believes either Johnny Manziel or Robert Griffin III will join the Dallas Cowboys for the 2016 season to be the backup to their current starter Tony Romo.
Dallas had major problems with their backups in 2015 when the 35-year-old went down on two separate occasions due to clavicle injuries, so signing a decent quarterback to replace their starter if he goes down again will be a key aim this offseason.
Aikman however, doesn't know how many more hits Romo can take before it becomes too much. He certainly knows from experience that being a quarterback becomes harder as you get older.
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He said, according to Marc Sessler of Around the NFL: "I think the collarbone certainly is a concern. He's broken it now three times in, I believe, the last five years. As you mentioned, they're going to go in, they're going to put a plate in. That should strengthen it, is that going to be enough? I don't know.
"He has not taken a lot of hits and this year he broke it twice and he wasn't hit very much so he has missed some time and as a guy who continues to get older -- and I certainly know as a quarterback that it's harder to come back -- it's harder to play week in and week out as you get older."
Aikman also said that Romo is "as good as anybody in the league," when he is healthy and on the field, but that's the catch 22 isn't it.
If he isn't healthy enough in 2016, we could see either RG3 or Manziel take the field for America's Team, but Romo is a guy who wants to play at least four more years in the NFL, so it's going to be tough for anyone or anything, including injuries, to keep him away from the gridiron.