He's never been elite. He's the luckiest you know what I've ever seen, he's good enough, and he is a winner often enough to not have everyone on his arse all the time. I wouldn't begin to think of trading Romo for him and that's my ultimate test.
Rodgers, Brees, Peyton are the only QBs as good or better than Romo. IMO.
Did you know there are only 5000 Snow Leopards in the wild now and they are confined to Central Asia? However, the effective global population (those likely to reproduce) is less than half that number.