_CBS7_ wrote:It can easily be argued that Romo has already reached elite status. It'd be good to see him do this in the playoffs and for another couple years, but no doubt he's been a top 3 QB this year.
I'd definitely go Romo. Then Palmer, then Ben/Cutler.
Of the truely young guys, with less then 2 years in the league, (Campbell, Young, Cutler, Leinart, etc.) I'd definitely go Cutler.
I don't see how Romo can't touch Cutler's potential. The guy might become the 5th QB to throw for 40 TDs in his first NFL season. Who cares about potential in that case. That is simply elite production.
Fair enough point, my only argument is one season dosen't make a career. I think Cutler has a longer career ahead of him, and im intrested to see what Romo can do, without the 2nd best receiver in football. In 04 it could be argued that Culpepper from a running/throwing persepective had a better season than Manning.
Now, he is pretty much on his way out of the league, granted he did suffer the knee injury, but even before that he wasnt all that impressive the next year.
Obviously Romo has proven to be the best, out of the guys to this point. But can he sustain it? Thats the question, his numbers are a mute point to this point, because an argument can be made that Favre has meant just as much if not more with inferior numbers to Romo.
Cutler is a clone of Favre, imo. I think he offers more to team than just raw numbers. Leadership, toughness, etc. Not that Romo dosent. But that is a major aspect that you dont see alot of the time in numbers, which is the reason I have always thought Brady was a better QB than Manning, clutchness, leadership, etc is very underrated. Its an aspect always more important to me, than raw numbers.
I think Cutler has already proven, he is that "new" clutch guys of the league. With his comebacks, and clutch play in the 4th already. He shows he has "it". Whatever "it" is. Dont get me wrong either, Romo is fantastic, and to this point is clearly the best under 30 QB in the nfl. But, if he played in Denver, do I think he would be putting up those same numbers? Hell no, do I think Cutler would look better than he is right now? Without a doubt. He has everything you want arm(overrated aspect of a qb imo), leadership, clutchness, ability to run. I dont think if Cutler was the QB of Dallas would be as good. I think they would have 3-4 loses because he goes through spouts in games, where he gets cold specifically in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Romo as of this year, has been lights out through most of the games, except the Bills and Pats.
Romo is clearly better, but I think Cutler has a long career of being a top 3 qb in this league. With all of his god given gifts he has. The possibly 40 td's is a mute point to me because it has been done(if he does do it) 4 times since 04. Its not what it was. Just like 15+ td's is now what it was pre 04. I take Cutler because he has "it". On top of his physical gifts, which are better than Romo's. Its up to him and the Broncos to develop him to be the qb he can be.