Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/3/12
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For years, and despite two championships for New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, many pundits have argued that Dallas Cowboys signal caller Tony Romo is the cream of the crop in the NFC East. However, after only a few short months with Big Blue, tight end Martellus Bennett strongly disagrees with that assertion, and anxiously awaits his time on the field with the two-time Super Bowl MVP.

 

"I don’t think there’s a better quarterback than him in the NFL right now," Bennett told Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger. "Watching his approach to the game and the way he coaches everybody up and gets everybody involved, I think he’s an unselfish quarterback, which is what you want. He throws a very catchable ball, which is always awesome. He’s a great guy, a great quarterback.

Bennett believes one of the major differences between Eli and other NFL quarterbacks is his ability to not only find the open man, but to avoid playing favorites.

"It doesn’t matter who it is or what number you are. If you’re open, he’s going to hit you," Bennett added. "Every quarterback has one or two guys they go to on most teams. But here, it’s not really like that."

The fifth-year tight end out of Texas A&M has never been a big Romo fan, and even pressed to have a quarterback competition between Jon Kitna and Romo a season ago. And although he refrained from saying anything too derogatory, his comments landed him in the dog house and possibly attributed to his abysmal 2011 season.

However, Bennett isn't the only former teammate of Romo who believes Eli is the superior quarterback, as defensive tackle Chris Canty also recently weighed in on the debate.

“Romo’s a tremendous quarterback, statistically he’s a top five quarterback, that’s undeniable,” Canty told the Dallas Morning News. “At the end of the day, in the clutch situations, he hasn’t performed as well as you would like him to. I think ultimately, that’s been the difference between their franchise and the Giants ability to be successful.”

Alas, training camp draws near and with it comes chatter about how Romo is the best all-around quarterback in the NFC East. Manning could win 50 championships, but Romo puts up great fantasy numbers and here in the age of the Internet and Madden video games, that ultimately determines your worth in the eyes of many "experts." Luckily for Manning, his fans and teammates don't care about his Madden rating, only the titles he helps bring to New York.

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