ESPN football analyst Ron Jaworski has been spending much of his offseason ranking the NFL’s top 30 quarterbacks from worst to best in a slow reveal format, which features a new player on each morning edition of SportsCenter. This weekend, the list opened up the top ten, with none other than the Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo--according to Jaws, the 10th best quarterback in the NFL.
"There's an instinctive awareness to Romo's play that I've always liked," Jaworski said, per Dan Graziano’s NFC East Blog on ESPN.com. "He's always been able to move within the pocket, and he's also very good at extending plays outside the pocket, especially moving to his left. That's not easy for a right-handed quarterback to do."
Jaworski went on to say that the idea that Romo turns the ball over too much is a misconception, albeit a very, very common one--and one that may have been true in the past but no longer holds up.
"I've always sensed the perception of Romo was that he turned the ball over too much," Jaws said. "That is dead wrong. In his last two full seasons, he's only thrown 19 interceptions in almost 1,100 attempts. That, my friends, is outstanding. Romo is, without question, a top-10 quarterback."
You can see the entire list to this point here.
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