Sunday, July 1, 2012
Ron Jaworski: Tony Romo is Top-10 QB
By Calvin Watkins
ESPN's Ron Jaworski is ranking the NFL quarterbacks and he's got the Cowboys' Tony Romo at 10th out of 30.
Many of you have questioned Romo's abilities and whether the Cowboys should invest more money in him down the line. Romo has two seasons remaining on his contract and the franchise seems intent on giving him an extension.
Here is some of what Jaworski said about Romo, via NFC East blogger Dan Graziano.
"There's an instinctive awareness to Romo's play that I've always liked," Jaworski said. "He's always been able to move within the pocket, and he's also very good at extending plays outside the pocket, especially moving to his left. That's not easy for a right-handed quarterback to do."
Romo has completed 66.5 percent of his career passes and thrown 149 touchdowns and 72 interceptions. But his inability to take his team deep into the playoffs has raised questions about his long-term future and whether he's an elite quarterback.
Since 2006, the first year Romo became the starting quarterback when he took over for Drew Bledsoe, he's thrown for 20,834 yards, seventh most in the league. Drew Brees has thrown for 28,394 since that time to lead the NFL. Romo's 149 touchdown passes are sixth most since 2006. Brees has 201 touchdown passes to top the list.
Romo is with some elite company numbers-wise -- Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Eli Manning and Peyton Manning -- but as we've talked about in the past, he needs to push his team to a deep playoff run.