The question is echoing through the Web: Was Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo snubbed in the Pro Bowl vote?
The answer certainly is more difficult to answer than last season. Romo is the only quarterback in Cowboys history of great throwers who has amassed 4,000 yards in a season, and he has done it twice. He has a record low in interceptions with just 8 and has thrown for 24 touchdowns.
But the competition this year was truly stellar. Certainly no quarterback deserves more votes than New Orleans Drew Brees, who has a league high passer rating of 109.6.
Then there is Minnesota’s Brett Favre, who has a rating of 104.3 and leads the Vikes to the playoffs, despite the sudden crash in December.
The other slot went to Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, and much deserved with a rating of 102.4.
Was Tony Romo above any of these players? The answer is no.
What Romo has brought this year is a better level of consistency and some great playing late in the season–things he has had trouble with in his other seasons as the starter.
Who cares that Romo didn’t make the most-worthless game ever to be played in sports?
Let’s sit back and see what happens in the playoffs—which does matter.