A few weeks back, W&L weighed the question of Who’s Better – Eli or Romo?
I used the jewelry argument to throw my support behind the younger Manning brother.
The only number that matters to is 2 – that’s the number of Super Bowl victories Eli Manning has lead his team to. Eli has a 8-3 playoff record while Romo is 1-3 in postseason play. Manning also enjoys a slight edge in their head to head battles. He is 6-4 when facing off against his NFC East rival.
While Tony Romo may be the flashier of the two quarterbacks, I’ll take Eli and his winning pedigree over Romo at any time.
Former New York Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer relied on stats to come to a shocking conclusion for Giants and Cowboys fan.
“Tony Romo is probably, if you look at it statistically, he’s probably the best quarterback in the NFC East,” Toomer said. “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 can play.”
“I’m talking about, for me, 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,” Toomer said.
Toomer eventually agreed that, with the game on the line, Romo is lacking.
“At crunch time he’s not as good as Eli but every other time he’s pretty darn good,” Toomer said.
And that last part is what matter the most to me. Anyone can point at the stats to to say who’s better, but for me, the proof is in the Ws. Romo’s lack of success of meaningful games is what keeps him from being better than Eli.