Amani Toomer prefers Tony Romo to Eli Manning

The last time Amani Toomer checked in and most of us listened, he was calling Jeremy Shockey a “bad teammate, worse person.”

Now, the former New York Giants wide receiver is calling Tony Romo a better quarterback than one he used to play with – Eli Manning.

If that doesn’t raise eyebrows, I don’t know what does.

“Tony Romo is probably -- if you look at him statistically -- he's probably the best quarterback in the NFC East,” Toomer said on Sirius/XM NFL Radio, according to “I mean, you look at Eli Manning and what he does in the fourth quarter. But you talk about consistency -- talk about 31 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions. That guy can play.

“For me, if I wanted a guy that is going to throw less interceptions, (be) more productive, higher completion percentage, I'm going to go with Tony Romo. At crunch time, he's not as good as Eli, but every other time, he's pretty darn good.”

Manning has better in the ultimate crunch time – he’s won two Super Bowls in the last four years. Romo and the Cowboys has been considered contenders just about every season and fallen far short of the Super Bowl every season.

Former Giant Tiki Barber has had a way of insulting his ex-teammates. We’re not sure that is what Toomer’s goal was here but you’ve got to wonder what his logic was.

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