By: James “JB3” Byus
How do I decide who the MVP of the National Football League should be?
Well it starts with what the letters stand for: MOST VALUABLE PLAYER. There cannot be anyone more valuable than you on your team, your team has to build around you and be successful based majority on what you do for them. This is what I feel makes for a top MVP candidate.
My vote is for the Dallas Cowboys Quarterback- Anthony “Tony” Romiro Romo. There is a lot of talk regarding JJ Watt, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Demarco Murray but let me break it down for you…..
- Tony Romo leads the league in QB rating with 113.2. He has a league best 8.5 yds per pass, a league best 43.4 % first down completions, and a league best 69.9% completion percentage.
- Tony Romo has been the center of the team since he stepped in for Drew Bledsoe during the Parcells era in Big D. Jason Garrett has FINALLY put together a winning formula based around his record setting pro bowl QB in Dallas. Demarco Murray was made the back to carry the weight of the game, control the clock, gain short yardage first downs and most importantly: relieve the pressure from Tony. Not to mention, we spent all of our first round picks the last couple of years drafting offensive lineman to give our elite QB more time to pick defenses apart. Enter: Tyrod Smith, Travis Frederick and Zach Martin!
- Tony has the highest rating not only in the pocket passing but also on the move outside of the pocket. The guy has skills that make defensive ends look sick on the blitz. His signature “spin and duck” is right there with the elusiveness of Big Ben but Tony is way more agile and accurate.
- His team has 12 wins and is playing Championship football. He has alleviated the many jokes about him choking and cracking under pressure. REMEMBER: he has the highest 4th quarter comeback percentage of all active QB’s in Football. (i.e. Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, etc.)
- Tony Romo’s resiliency and leadership skills have his team BELIEVING that they can win a championship! It started two years ago when Tony’s ribs were broken and lung punctured against the NY Giants. Tony wore a Kevlar torso protector and led his team to a last game division title game where they fell short. Jason Witten followed suit last year with broken ribs and a Kevlar vest. Demarco Murray playing with a broken hand. Tony SETS THE STANDARD OF TOUGHNESS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR THE DALLAS COWBOYS!
- Tony is a receiver making QB. Enter: Laurent Robinson, Miles Austin, Cole Beasely, Terrance Williams, and Dwayne Harris. We only know these names because of what Tony is able to teach them to do. He doesn’t need a Megatron to make him look good and yes he and Dez are a good combo. He also did better than any QB did with Terrel Owens, let’s be honest (T.O. cried for Tony on national TV).
There will be a place for him in Canton as he is now the all-time leading passer in Cowboys history. Yes more than HOF Troy Aikman and HOF Roger Staubach with 33,207 yards. Jason Witten became the leading receiver for the Cowboys all-time. Demarco Murray broke Emmitt’s single season rushing record. Dez Bryant has more TD’s than any receiver in Cowboy history in a season. A truly historic and elevated season for the Cowboys led by Tony Romo! Someone please give me a better case for the NFL MVP this year