Is there a huge gap between Romo and Eli? Definitely not. But there is one and it's not based on stats.
Take the previous NYG/WASH game as "Exhibit A" of what separates the two...
With the game on the line, Eli hits Cruz for the game winning TD. No one was, at all, surprised. Given the same opportunity, Romo typically throws a pick. Romo may be a better QB in quarters 1-3 and pile up gaudy #s. But in the 4th quarter -- when it matters most -- there's just no comparison.
THAT is why Eli is in the "elite" conversation and Romo is not.
As for Brees? He's the NFLs "Golden Boy" and can do no wrong. His O-Line has kept him untouched for years and now that it isn't, he's showing that he's not perfect.
And let's be real--he's had an embarrassment of riches in SD and NO. LT ... Turner ... Sproles ... Gates to Colston ... Sproles ... McAllister ... Graham ... Thomas. He's never lacked for an obscene amount of offensive talent around him.
That and he's smug and overly arrogant. I don't know why so many people don't see that.
I mean homer or not, Eli's been to 2 SB's and got victories...
and Romo ?
NFL Championships : 1927 1934 1938 1956 Super Bowl Champions: XXI XXV XLII XLVI
Last edited by Eliscruzzz; 12-01-2012 at 03:50 PM.