Former New York Giant Amani Toomer made waves when he said Tony Romo, quarterback of the rival Dallas Cowboys, is better than Eli Manning, quarterback of the New York Giants who threw to Toomer. Amani was on the “Movin’ the Chains” show on SiriusXM NFL Radio when he made the comments.
“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 (Romo) 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.
When reminded of Tony Romo’s ability to lose a game in the fourth quarter, compared to Eli Manning who has been described as clutch. Eli Manning has had 21 comeback victories and 25 game winning drives over the course of his career. Four of those came against the Cowboys including rallying from a 12 point deficit with 5 minutes left last December at Cowboys Stadium.
“At crunch time, he’s not as good as Eli,” Toomer said. “But every other time, he’s pretty darn good.”
Of course most point to the Superbowl difference, Manning has 2 rings, more rings in fact than Romo has playoff wins, one. Eli Manning has won the last 5 starts against the Dallas Cowboys.
Toomer might be a long in this assessment. The NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players” as voted on by their peers has them 60 places apart, Eli coming in at 31 while Tony Romo came in at 91, just a few spots ahead of Tim Tebow.
Toomer’s Giants friends stood up for Eli.
Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas, a former teammate of Toomer: “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.”
Giants vice president of communications Pat Hanlon tweeted “QB or Golfer?” Romo is a known to be a good golfer.
“They will be booing my guy Toomer at Giants Stadium,” Osi Umenyiora tweeted at ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. “That we can agree on.”