It will be a hotly contested debate, whether Tony Romo’s resume is that of a Hall of Famer. He finished his career as the Cowboys’ top passer, throwing for 34,183 yards and 248 touchdowns. His lack of success in the playoffs, a 2-4 record, is solid ammunition for naysayers, however. We’re not here to debate whether or not Romo is a real life Hall of Famer. We’re here to affirm that he most definitely belongs in the Fantasy Football Hall of Fame.
The proof is in the numbers, and that’s all that matters in fantasy football—numbers. Any playoff failings by the 14-year quarterback mattered little to his fantasy football owners. Even when he was losing late-season games the Cowboys needed to win to make the playoffs, he was still putting up big numbers.
He missed pretty much all of 2015 and 2016, but from 2006 to 2014 he was consistently a top-10 quarterback in standard scoring. Injury in 2010 was his only fantasy blemish in that stretch.
Romo’s rank in standard scoring, with 6 points for touchdown passes:
2014—8th most fantasy points for quarterbacks
2010—only played in six games due to injury
2007—2nd only to Tom Brady and his 50 TD passes
Romo was on many fantasy championship teams during his tenure in Dallas, including mine in 2007. (Having Adrian Peterson that year helped a lot, too.)
So you can argue about Romo’s real life football legacy, or lack thereof, all you want. One thing is for sure, and that’s the fact that he was a consistently great fantasy football quarterback.
Here’s a look at some of his late-game heroics that probably lifted a lot of fantasy owners to wins.