Officially, the NFL’s 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class has been inducted into Canton, Ohio. All eyes now turn to the 2022 class.
Numerous notable players are now eligible to join the Pro Football Hall of Fame. These include DeMarcus Ware and Steve Smith, Andre Johnson, Vince Wilfork, and Vince Wilfork.
Tony Romo is also eligible.
It’s not surprising that Romo was mentioned in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Romo was a great quarterback for the Cowboys but his inability to win postseason games will likely keep him from Canton.
First-year eligible players for the 2022 HOF @brgridiron
– Tony Romo
– Steve Smith
– Andre Johnson
– Anquan Boldin
– Robert Mathis
– DeMarcus Ware
– Vince Wilfork
– Chad Greenway
– Mario Williams pic.twitter.com/uo2zwCL3uh
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 9, 2021
Many NFL fans don’t believe Romo deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Many are still pointing out that Romo is probably underrated in an all-time sense.
“Romo had no defense, offensive or running game up until his last year or so. After losing a shootout in which his offense scored 50 points, he was the one who would be killed by the media. What is HOFer? Hmmm. One fan said that he was “one of the most disrespected dudes”
“Romo attempted 400 fewer passes than Aikman and completed only 70 more. However, he completed 80 more TDs than Aikman and 24 fewer INTs. Another fan said that he was an Avid Dallas Hater but, based on his outputs, he should be allowed in at some point.”
Romo is statistically one of the most successful quarterbacks of the 21st Century. Although Romo is often referred to as “clutch”, his fourth quarter statistics are as impressive as any other quarterback.
“Romo posted a passer rating of 95 or better in eight of his 10 seasons as a starter. He threw for more than 4,000 yards — cresting with 4,903 yards in 2012 — in four seasons. He tossed 30 or more touchdowns in four seasons and it’s easy to forget he threw a career best 36 in only his second year as a starter after displacing Bledsoe, who had a long history with Parcells, who was then the coach. Nor should we overlook Romo’s career completion percentage of 65 percent.
By any metric, Romo was at the pinnacle of his profession during his time as a starter. No matter how you slice it, it’s Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Romo in terms of quarterback excellent from 2006-16, which we’ll dub The Romo Years for the purpose of this exercise”
Although Romo may not be inducted into the Hall of Fame as an athlete, his broadcasting career could see him end up in Canton Ohio.
Although there are many debates about Romo’s playing history, all can agree that Romo has been nothing but spectacular in the CBS booth.