Posted April 11.
2018 06:18:06 Tony Romo was one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks of the last decade, but there’s no way he’ll be a star again.
Romo has become one of football’s most valuable commodities, but his value is in a league of relative mediocrity.
Romo is the exception to the rule and has helped the Dallas Cowboys win two Super Bowls.
Romo will turn 40 years old next season and will be the last NFL quarterback to have that many years of consistent success.
He is not a superstar, but he is one of a handful of players who can help his team win a championship.
Romo was the most valuable quarterback in the league last season with a QB rating of 123.4, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
The Cowboys were 28th in points allowed (110.8), 26th in yards allowed (315.8) and 19th in passing touchdowns (21).
Romo was only intercepted 13 times.
But that’s not what makes Romo special.
Romo’s value was in his ability to run the football, which is what makes him a superstar.
He’s the most accurate passer in NFL history with a passer rating of 100.9.
He also completed 77.9 percent of his passes and had a top-five passer rating (100.9).
Romo is not an elite passer, but if he were, he’d be a top 10 quarterback.
He has a chance to do that again this season.
Romo ranks fifth in the NFL in rushing yards (4,073) and tied for third in rushing touchdowns (17).
Romo led the league with a 1,848 yards rushing in 2018.
He averaged a career-best 4.9 yards per carry, including his best mark in a single season since his rookie year of 2009.
Romo led all NFL quarterbacks with 5.4 yards per pass attempt.
Romo also was a top receiver with 1,054 yards receiving.
He caught 61 passes for 883 yards and seven touchdowns.
He led the NFL with three game-winning drives in 2018, including a 24-20 overtime victory over the Denver Broncos in the playoffs.
Romo and the Cowboys have won three Super Bowl titles.
Romo finished fifth in NFL MVP voting, but that didn’t stop the Cowboys from falling to the New England Patriots in the NFC championship game.
Romo threw for 4,716 yards, 21 touchdowns and only five interceptions.
He finished second to Drew Brees in career passing yards (2,723) and second to Aaron Rodgers in career touchdown passes (40).
Romo has had two back surgeries.
He was placed on injured reserve for the 2017 season after injuring his right knee against the San Francisco 49ers.
He missed the first two games of the 2018 season after tearing his right ACL.
Romo underwent surgery for a torn patellar tendon in his right foot in December.
Romo returned to practice in September.
He made a full recovery in time for the Cowboys to win their second Super Bowl in three years.