Overshadowed By: His own failures
Career Stats: 34,154 yards, 247 touchdowns, 117 interceptions, 97.1 passer rating
No player has been the target of more NFL memes than Tony Romo, and perhaps rightfully so. His late-game mishaps are perhaps the most documented follies in NFL history.
But Romo is statistically elite. He has at least 26 touchdowns in eight of his last 10 seasons. He has more touchdown passes than Hall of Famers Jim Kelly, Steve Young, and Terry Bradshaw. Everybody always talks about how Russell Wilson came from being drafted in the third round, but nobody ever talks about how Romo went from being undrafted to a perennial Pro-Bowler.
It’s time to appreciate Romo for who he is: A spectacular, elite talent—and punchline.