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The Philip Rivers vs Tony Romo Debate


August 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) and San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) after the preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Romo and Philip Rivers seem to be compared to each other often. The San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys are pretty comparable as teams. In the glory years of Philip and Tony, the two teams were always favorites to go to the Super Bowl. Both fan bases have felt the disappointment from those seasons.

Bucky Brooks compares the two quarterbacks in his latest article and here is his conclusion:


The debate between Rivers and Romo is a compelling one. While too much has been made of their disappointments, it is time for one of these former Pro Bowlers to rekindle talks of greatness with a deep playoff run. Although Romo is more naturally gifted — and surrounded by a more dynamic supporting cast — Rivers wins this matchup, based on his outstanding performance in the clutch throughout his career. Turnover woes over the past two seasons certainly have tarnished Rivers’ star, but he has been too good for too long to finish as the runner-up in this debate

Which quarterback would we rather have? Chargers fans will all be biased. Philip Rivers is our leader and if we had to choose from two guys that are pretty close in talent, then we will go with our guy. Romo has a stronger arm and is more mobile, but Philip is smarter and is a better leader.

Which one will win a Super Bowl? Either of them have the ability to, they just need the pieces around them. As important as the quarterback position is, there still is importance in the players that your surround him with. We have seen that over the last couple of years.