Former Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo usually shares some spot-on takes, but his recent one on Zach Wilson may be a bit of an overstatement.
Tony Romo has been a trusted commentator for several years with some of the best takes and predictions in the NFL. He’s gone so far as predicting the exact outcome of games, but he unfortunately is breaking his streak with a massive overstatement of New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson.
According to Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports, Romo stated, “It’s rare for me to say someone has the ability to get in the stratosphere of a (Patrick) Mahomes, but I think this kid actually has that ability…I think Zach Wilson is going to be in the discussion as one of the top three to five quarterbacks (in the NFL) very quickly. Within the next couple of years I think you’re going to see him rise. I think he’s unbelievable. His ceiling is so high.”
Wilson was the No. 1 pick for the Jets in the 2021 draft but he hasn’t quite performed as a No. 1 pick. He’s certainly not at the caliber of Mahomes.
Mahomes was widely considered a favorite to take down Tom Brady in 2018 as the Kansas City Chiefs were undefeated with Mahomes and Brady was the toughest match he’d face at that point. The Chiefs barely lost 43-40, which shows just how good of a player he was from the beginning.
Patrick Mahomes had a much more impactful start than Zach Wilson
In Mahomes’ first full season as a starter in 2018, he had a completion percentage of 66 over 5,097 yards for an average of 8.8 yards per pass and 50 touchdowns. He had the second-most passing yards among all quarterbacks in the league that season, as well as the most touchdowns.
Wilson, on the other hand, had a much more underwhelming season in 2021, his first season. He had a completion percentage of 55.6 over 2,334 yards for an average of 6.1 yards per pass and nine touchdowns. His results this season are pretty much parallel to last season.
He put out some disappointing games recently as well, and head coach Robert Saleh is considering not keeping him as starter.
While he has had some success in the league, he’s certainly not comparable to Mahomes, as Romo believes.