Romo quietly proving he is one of the best
It should be said that the attention paid to these quarterbacks is not a surprise. Some of these guys are having unbelievable seasons while some are struggling to regain the form that once made them successful.
However, there is one quarterback that we should all be talking about and that is Dallas Cowboys' QB Tony Romo. His team may be 2-3 but it is certainly not because of his play.
This was quite apparent in his team's 51-48 loss to the undefeated Denver Broncos today. His team may have lost the game but Romo went 25/36 with five touchdowns and 506 yards.
In a game against what is the league's best team in the Broncos, Romo went toe-to-toe with one of the league's best QB's of all time in Manning. In fact, he threw for more yards and more touchdown passes despite coming up on the short end of the stick.
Romo's critics will point out that his interception, a costly one at that, is typical Romo and is one of the reasons why he will never go down as one of the best QB's in the game. While those critics have some merit, especially considering his history in the postseason, it can be said that even if Romo does not end up winning a Super Bowl, he should still go down as one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL.
Through his team's first five games this season, Romo is proving just that. Thus far, Romo has thrown 13 touchdown passes for 1,523 yards, has just one interception and has a QBR of 114.3.
Romo's play this season has Cowboys as the league's second best offense heading into week six. Sure, it has only led to two wins but nevertheless, he is putting his team in the end zone and giving his club every opportunity to win a football game.
What has also been better about Romo's play this season is his efficiency. He has completed 135 of 188 attempts and has kept his interceptions (2) and fumbles (2) to a minimum through five games.
Again, it is obvious that Romo needs to do a much better job of managing the ball late in the game. The interception he threw came at a really bad time as it was with just over two minutes to go in the game and deep in his team's own territory.
If Romo can get better at that as this season rolls on, there is no reason to believe that he will not only end up as being one of the best quarterbacks in the game this season, but also one of the best to ever play the game.