Troy Aikman played quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Troy Aikman had back surgery while playing in Dallas.
Tony Romo plays quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Tony Romo had back surgery while playing in Dallas.
The comparison should end there. Aikman is an all-time great QB, a Hall of Famer and a three-time Super Bowl champ. At times Romo plays at an elite level, but he has just one career playoff win and a propensity to turn the ball over at inopportune times.
Still, recently Romo compared himself with Aikman and the legendary Joe Montana while talking about returning from his back surgery.
"There are way too many cases where you see people come back; Troy Aikman had it – they won a Super Bowl the same season," Romo told a Dallas newspaper (via PFT). "Joe Montana comes back and wins two Super Bowls. They had the same surgery."
Romo's comments were in relation to coming back from surgery, but he may have set the bar a little high with Aikman and Montana. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.