Originally Posted by KB1122
Let's take the name "Tony Romo" out of it.
Suppose there was another 33-year-old quarterback coming off a year in which he led the league in interceptions. He hasn't been to the playoffs in three years. He has won one playoff game in his entire career.
Would you sign that quarterback to a five-year deal?
Would you also tell me that he holds his franchise records for passing and TDs, ahead of 2 Hall of famers, and did not play QB for as many years as either of htem?
If so I'd start to wnder how not making the playoffs might not be his fault. I'd also wonder if his higher intereceptions are merely the result of throwing more passes that lead to higher yards and TD totals.
And with so much empahsis on passing, I might want to know what kind of running games he's had to balance the pass, or what kind of defenses are helpoing to give the offense opportunities.
Or are his terams passing so much because they have no running game, or because they're always falling berhind in the score because the defenses are too weak?
At 33, do I sign him to 5 years? No, unless it's really a 2-3 year deal with voidable years tacked on the end of it.