The NFL’s 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame class has officially been inducted in Canton, Ohio. Now, all eyes are on the 2022 class.
Several notable names are now eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including DeMarcus Ware, Steve Smith, Andre Johnson and Vince Wilfork.
Also eligible: Tony Romo.
Unsurprisingly, the mention of Romo for the Pro Football Hall of Fame has sparked a lot of reaction on social media. Romo was a really good quarterback for the Cowboys, but his lack of postseason success will likely keep him out of Canton.
First-year eligible players for the 2022 HOF @brgridiron
– Tony Romo
– Steve Smith
– Andre Johnson
– Anquan Boldin
– Robert Mathis
– DeMarcus Ware
– Vince Wilfork
– Chad Greenway
– Mario Williams pic.twitter.com/uo2zwCL3uh
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 9, 2021
Most NFL fans don’t think Romo is Hall of Fame worthy. Still, many are pointing out that he’s probably underrated from an all-time sense.
“Romo never had a defense, offensive line or running game until like his last year or two. Also was the dude that would get killed by media after losing a shootout where his offense scored like 50 points. HOFer? Eh. But one of the most disrespected dudes out there,” one fan wrote.
“Romo had 400 less pass attempts than Aikman, and only 70 less passes completed. While completing 80 more TDs and 24 less INTs. Avid Dallas Hater here, but based on his output, he deserves to get in at some point,” another fan added.
Statistically, Romo is one of the best quarterbacks of the 21st century. While many like to claim that he wasn’t “clutch,” his fourth quarter stats are close to as good as anyone.
From CBS Sports:
Romo posted a passer rating of 95 or better in eight of his 10 seasons as a starter. He threw for more than 4,000 yards — cresting with 4,903 yards in 2012 — in four seasons. He tossed 30 or more touchdowns in four seasons and it’s easy to forget he threw a career best 36 in only his second year as a starter after displacing Bledsoe, who had a long history with Parcells, who was then the coach. Nor should we overlook Romo’s career completion percentage of 65 percent.
By any metric, Romo was at the pinnacle of his profession during his time as a starter. No matter how you slice it, it’s Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Romo in terms of quarterback excellent from 2006-16, which we’ll dub The Romo Years for the purpose of this exercise.
While Romo might not make it to the Hall of Fame as a player, he could end up in Canton, Ohio thanks to his broadcasting career.
While there are debates to be had about Romo’s playing career, everyone can agree that he’s been nothing short of spectacular in the booth for CBS.
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