Amani Toomer considers teammate Tony Romo better than quarterback Eli Manning
It is a questionable judgment by the former New York Giants receiver Amani Toomer, who should know quarterbacks even better after playing five years with Eli Manning leading the offense.
"Tony Romo is probably, if you look at it, statistically, he's probably the best quarterback in the NFC East," stated Amani Toomer. "You look at Eli Manning and what he does in the fourth quarter, but you talk about consistency, talking about 31 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions, that guy (Romo) can play."
Tony Romo had a quarterback rating of 102.5 last season, while Eli Manning, who had 29 touchdowns against 16 interceptions made a quarterback rating of 92.9. Eli Manning, who is also coming off with a championship probably had his best season in 2011. While Tony Romo hasn’t won a Super Bowl in his career, Eli Manning maintains the advantage of a 2-0 record in Super Bowls. Eli Manning has eight game winning appearances in the playoffs where as Tony Romo has only one playoffs victory to contend.
Eli Manning has a 26-20 career record in the NFC East, and a 9-6 standing against the Dallas Cowboys. Meanwhile, Tony Romo is 18-19 in the NFC East, and 5-7 against the New York Giants. Tony Romo has lost the past five starts against Eli Manning and the Dallas Cowboys have also lost three home games against the New York Giants.
"I'm talking about for me,” said Amani Toomer, “if I wanted a guy that is going to throw less interceptions and be more productive, higher completion percentage, I'm going to go with Tony Romo.”
However, Amani Toomer was more willing to accept Tony Romo’s limitation in a late-game situation. In Tony Romo’s 13 cornerbacks during the fourth-quarter, he only had one against the New York Giant, Comparatively, out of 21 fourth-quarter cornerbacks and 25 game-decisive drives, Eli Manning had four against the Dallas Cowboys.
"At crunch time, he's not as good as Eli," gave-in Amani Toomer. "But every other time, he's pretty darn good."
When Amani Toomer took to twitter, New York Giants cornerback immediately responded and wrote, “Man toomer my dog and a great giant, helped me a lot as a young rook but aint no way romo better then Eli...both good QB's but... Well.”
Even New York Giants Vice President of communications Pat Hanlon took an opinion on the subject. Pat Hanlon took reference to Tony Romo’s comparatively better golf skills and wrote at the end of a retweet to the wide receiver, “QB or Golfer?”
NFL’s own king of the social media circle, New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora tweeted, “They will be booing my guy Toomer at Giants Stadium. That we can agree on.”