NFL: Top 10 Quarterbacks
With Tony Romo getting his new deal, it sparked a controversy as to why he is getting paid as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. I question that too. For all the garbage Joe Flacco gets, at least he produces when it matters. When was the last time Romo produced anything? Oh, but here's the fun part when it comes to Flacco and Romo. Romo supporters will always talk about how he doesn't have a defense that Flacco has. Once again, excuses. People talk about how the Dallas Cowboys are one of the most talented teams in the league year-in and year-out it seems. So in reference to Flacco having a defense, are those people talking about the same defense the vast majority have called old and slow due to Ray Lewis and Ed Reed over the last five years? Make up your minds people.
But I digress. Being among the highest paid does not mean you are among the best, but what does determine the best is how you produce when it matter most. Forget about all the stats in terms of the individual. Individual stats are important. But even more so, is the way you perform in toughest of times. Does Flacco's regular season numbers validate him being the highest paid player in the league? No. But how he produces in the playoffs does.
Flacco proved his worth. So have Peyton Manning, Eli Manning and Drew Brees and Tom Brady to name a few. So if people say Flacco isn't a top 10 quarterback in the league because of his regular season numbers, lets remind everyone that over the last five years, since Flacco entered the NFL in 2008, no player has thrown more touchdowns in the playoffs than he has with 19.