"Tony Romo is a terrific quarterback, can't take that away from him.
Statistically he's a top five quarterback," Canty said, via SBNation.com
. "Eli's ability to elevate his
game and elevate the play of all the guys around him in the most crucial
situations in the football game I believe is the difference. That's what makes
him a championship quarterback."
Canty also took issue with NFL Network's "The Top 100: Players of 2012,"
which ranked Manning at No. 31: "I just don't understand that," Canty said. "For
goodness sake, just look at the resume, look at what he's been able to do. He's
an elite football player, and I think it's time people recognized that."
Canty doesn't need to sell people on the "elite" argument, not for Manning.
Quarterbacks with two Super Bowl titles enter that conversation without much
Romo -- despite Brett
-- faces a different challenge. As Canty points out, Romo's
numbers aren't the issue. With just one playoff win, he remains a