As far as the choking artist representation, nobody in the history of the game has a higher quarterback rating in the fourth period than Romo. Nobody. Current. Active or inactive. Dead or alive. Let that soak in.
Romo owns a 102.9 quarterback rating in the fourth period. His overall rating in the final two minutes of a game? Try 93.1.
Since 2006, Romo has led the NFL in fourth quarter comeback wins (25 total). Only two quarterbacks having a higher passer rating than he does in the history of the game.
How does the 36-year old stack with other fourth quarter comeback leaders in the history of the game? His 25 wins puts him at number 14, according to Pro Football Reference. Manning is number one with 45 wins and Tom Brady is just below him with 37 wins.
But there’s still that zinger about Romo not having success in the playoffs. Romo has six playoff games under his belt, going 2-4 in the process.
Bouncing back up my idea about this sport being a team game, I stress the idea that Romo himself is successful from an individual standpoint. In other words: He does his job.
In those six games, he completed over 60 percent of his passes, tossed eight touchdowns to just two interceptions, with an overall quarterback rating of 93.0. He had a plus 100 rating in three of those games, with a 143.6 whopper rating in the 2014 playoff contest against the Green Bay Packers on Lambeau Field.
Having written up about these numbers, you’ll have to forgive my blank expression when a Romo “choke artist” joke comes my way.
I just don’t get it.