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Does Tony Romo Deserve To Win The MVP Award This Season?

Submitted by on December 22, 2014 – 9:16 amOne Comment

At the start of the 2014-15 NFL season, there were very—very!—few people who included Tony Romo‘s name in the MVP conversation. Peyton Manning? For sure. Aaron Rodgers? Of course. Romo’s teammate DeMarco Murray? Eh, probably not. But even though nobody knew just how well Murray would play this season, even he probably would have come up in the conversation before Romo. Romo just wasn’t widely regarded as a guy who could get the job done on the field and win an MVP trophy. He hadn’t shown that he had what it took to lead his team to the playoffs in the past, so people didn’t even bring his name up with regards to the MVP award.

But now, there are some people who are singing a much different tune after seeing the Dallas Cowboys clinch a playoff spot by beating the Indianapolis Colts yesterday. During the Cowboys’ 42-7 rout of the Colts, Romo completed 18 of his 20 passes and threw for 218 yards and four touchdowns. It was an MVP type of performance and it suddenly threw Romo’s name into the MVP discussion. And at the moment, there are a lot of Cowboys players and personnel vouching for him.

“He certainly is [the MVP] in my book,” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said last night. “Tony’s quarterbacking this year has been indispensable…We have a team that probably right now is in the top four or five in the league. That’s pretty good qualification in my book.”

“Hell yeah…he’s the MVP,” wide receiver Dez Bryant added. “Look at the performance. He’s giving ‘em hell in December. Icing on the cake. Give it to him. He’s doing a hell of a job.”

But does Romo really deserve the MVP award? Or should it go to someone who has been a little bit more consistent this season? Like, say, Manning, Rodgers, or Murray?

The funny thing is that, as of right now, there’s really no clear-cut MVP favorite. It could go to Romo. But it could also go to any of the guys listed above. And other players like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson could also make a claim to the award.

So truthfully, Romo could win the MVP award this season—and he’d have every right to it. Coming off back surgery last offseason and playing through a lot of pain due to back and rib injuries this season, Romo has been spectacular and guided the Cowboys to a successful year. So we wouldn’t be surprised to see him get the MVP award. But we also wouldn’t be shocked if MVP voters went in a different direction, especially when you consider how much help Romo received from Murray this season.

What do you think? Should Tony Romo win the MVP award, or does someone else deserve it more?

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  • Joel says:

    Romo has been the most consistent piece the cowboys have had ever since he stepped on as a starter. Romo is an Undrafted qb and if you want to talk about how bradys journey was from him getting picked late how about romos success story. The patriots didn’t have much success until Brady and bill came he built his throne but romo inherited a legacy from players like staubac to aikmen and that’s a tall order for anybody to complete. Romo plays for one of the most storied franchises I’m all of sports he plays the most criticized position in football and has one of the most polarizing owners in the history of sports and all romo has done from time to time is continue to produce under the bright light of Dallas and sure he has failed but even Michael didn’t win right away. Romo has never been blessed with a great coach in his prime romo has either had a good defense and no offense or the other way around and even at that the cowboys are still in the NFC east title game every year have you noticed how one year it’s philly or my and even Washington on the other side who’s always there? The cowboys and that largely in part because of romo he always does his best with whatever pieces he has and some how gets his team in a position to succeed and as much as the attention is on the cowboys they are still there so close to reaching the playoffs where other teams can’t even get a 500 record like the giants or redskins and what ppl don’t understand is that the cowboys still never finish at the bottom of the east but people still write them off every year. Look at it this way how many teams could’ve got their team within one win from making the playoffs with a last place historically bad defense? Well drew Bree’s couldn’t do it the year before and didn’t even reach a 500 record and now that romo finally has some more help on offense he doesn’t deserve the credit? No and might I add that the cowboys defense this year is not that great so how does tony romo not deserve the MVP honor? In my opinion this award is long overdue. People get caught up in the stats and think that’s what an MVP is but an MVP is person who goes out there healthy or hurt and plays his heart out an MVP is person who outs his team in a position to win no matter how huge their flaws are an MVP shoes how much he means to his team by commitment. If you think any quarterback can win with this talent around them think again we all saw what happen when Weeden got the start and we all saw what happen when romo broke his collarbone people need to wake up and realize that this man has gone through so much for him not to be taken seriously and him winning the MVP is far overdue he embodies everything an MVP stands for. People put Philip rivers as a favorite and not romo but yet romo has had 2 back surgerys in the last 2 seasons and yet is playing at a higher level them river. Look around the only reason people won’t give him the MVP is because they want the fan favorites to win such as Brady manning or Rodgers but all of them have not had to go through the process in which romo has gone through so give this men the MVP he is more than qualified for it.

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