Usually, this time of year, players without a job tend to speak out about former teammates or just speak their mind. A great example of this type of person is Plaxico Burress but I rather not go there, instead ill bring up another former New York Giants player, Amani Toomer which sparked much controversy when he announced who he thought was a better quarterback between his former teammate Eli Manning and his ex division rival Tony Romo. During a Sirius XM NFL Radio show Toomer said, “Tony Romo is probably, if you look at him statistically, the best quarterback in the NFC East. I mean, you look at Eli Manning and what he does in the fourth quarter, but you talk about consistency ‒ talk about 31 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions. That guy can play.”
Amani Toomer when on to say “For me, if I wanted a guy that is going to throw less interceptions, more productive, higher completion percentage, I’m going to go with Tony Romo. At crunch time, he’s not as good as Eli, but every other time, he’s pretty darn good.” With the comments Amani made, he managed to spark the yearly debate of NFC East Quarterbacks Tony Romo and Eli Manning.
Amani Toomer believes that Tony Romo is statistically the best Quarterback in the NFC East, but is there really a debate to be had here? Eli Manning managed to win his second super bowl title in five years and yet there are still comparisons between Manning and Romo. This is starting to look in many ways like the Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady debates; it’s a debate that has been going on for many years without a conclusion in sight. The Tony Romo vs. Eli Manning Debate has its similarities with the Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady Debate. There was a point in time where Tom Brady had three super bowls and Peyton Manning had none. Statistically Peyton Manning was the better Quarterback, but when it came to the playoffs Peyton Manning couldn’t seem to put it together, in the other hand Tom Brady always looked well put together in the playoffs.
Now the reason I bring up Peyton and Tom is for the similarities of debate; Tony Romo is statistically a better quarterback than Eli, Romo has his inconsistencies but so does Eli Manning, Eli has the two rings well Tony has none. If statistics is what makes a Quarterback great than Romo is the better quarterback, but quarterbacks are measured by what they accomplish and there’s no arguing against Eli manning two rings. At this point in both their careers I believe Eli Manning is the better quarterback do to the fact that he has accomplished more than Romo. Furthermore this debate is far from concluded and I doubt there is an end in sight. Who do you think should be rightfully crowned the king of the NFC East: Eli Manning or Tony Romo?