Former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan has a theory as to the reason for former teammate Amani Toomer’s belief that Tony Romo is a better quarterback than Eli Manning.
And, no, it’s not a tumor. It’s medicinal.
“You gotta check his house for bath salts,” Strahan told the Hill & Schlereth on ESPN Radio.
Strahan, who hadn’t heard Toomer’s comments before they were played for him on the air, called Toomer’s opinion “surprising to hear.”
“To me, I just look at what people have done in their careers,” Strahan said. “When it comes to the numbers and the things they’ve done to excel and where they are right now.”
Strahan thinks Eli gets less respect because of his demeanor and the fact that he’s not showy.
“But you know what?” Strahan said. “Numbers don’t lie. People do.”
The numbers that matter most are winning, and Strahan says that winning has made Eli more confident.
The real question is whether a team would prefer to have Eli Manning or Tony Romo as its quarterback. Given their respective accomplishments, it’s hard not to lean strongly toward Eli.