Tony Romo has been picked on by the media for years. No matter how well he has played he never gets his due. It doesn’t even matter that he is currently second all time in career passer rating.
Tony Romo was the 34th ranked player in the 2015 NFL top one hundred. Eighth among quarterbacks: Say what? He had the highest completion percentage, the highest yards per reception and the highest passer rating in the NFL in 2014 (113.2), yet got snubbed as the league MVP. The media poster boy, Aaron Rodgers, got the prize.
I am not knocking Rodgers by any means, but the fact remains that Tony Romo not only out performed him in the regular season, he out performed him inÂ the 2014 NFL playoffs as well. Listing Andrew Luck as the seventh best player in the NFL and ahead of Tony Romo is ludicrous. Listing him as the 3rd best quarterback is even worse. Obviously this isn’t based on actual performance at all.
In the 2014 NFL playoffs, Aaron Rodgers completed 43 of 69 passes (62.3%) for 494 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions for a passer rating of 90.6. Andrew Luck completed 70 of 120 passes (58.3%) for 767 yards, 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions for a passer rating of 67.7. In the game against NE he completed 12 of 33 passes (36.4%) for 126 yards 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions for a passer rating of 23.0! His career passer rating in the post season is 70.3. And people want to say Tony Romo chokes in the post season? Andrew Luck was the 7th best player in the NFL and Romo the 34th? Unfreaking believable! Tony Romo completed 34 of 48 passes (70.8%) for 484 yards 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions for a passer rating of 128.8. In the game vs GB he completed 15 of 19 passes (78.9%) for 191 yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions for a passer rating of 143.6.
He accomplished all of this with twoTransverse Process fractures in his back.
Not only did Tony Romo out perform both of them in the regular season, he did it in the post season too. Whats wrong with the rankings? Obviously it’s not based on actual performance. It’s all based on media hype. The numbers never lie. The funny part is; Tony Romo was an undrafted kid from Eastern Illinois and Andrew Luck was the first overall pick in the draft. The media bias against the Dallas Cowboys needs to stop.
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Once again on Sunday night, Tony Romo proved why he has not onlyÂ the highest 4th quarter passer rating in NFL history, but the Dallas Cowboys franchise record for the most come from behind game winning drives (28) the most of any QB since he became a starter in 2006. A franchise record previously held by “Captain Comeback”, HOF quarterback, Roger Staubach. Troy Aikman isn’t even in the conversation.
His most recent was against the New York Giants in the 2015 season openerÂ Sunday night. Tony Romo took command of the offense with a little over a minute and a half on the clock, with no timeouts left, andÂ led the Cowboys down the field 72 yards on 6 plays to secure the game winning TD to Jason Witten. Despite the drops and balls that went off the hands of a receiver in to the hands of a defender, he completed 80% of his passes for 356 yards, 3 touchdowns and passer rating of 103.3. It’s really about time the morons sitting in booths, the voters for the league MVP award and the NFL top 100 give Tony Romo his due. He is the definition of an elite quarterback. I said for years if Tony Romo had and offensive line and a running game, he would be the best QB in the NFL. Last year was the first time in his career he had both: and guess what? He was.