For instance, FOX Sports host Colin Cowherd said that Romo has “officially lost his mind” after claiming that Wilson could be a top three quarterback in the NFL in the future.
“I like Tony Romo. I defended him forever when he we was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. I was always a huge Romo fan. He’s a terrific broadcaster… but he’s officially lost his mind,” Cowherd said on “The Herd” Thursday. “There is zero chance that Zach Wilson in the next ‘couple of years’ will be a top three quarterback.
Cowherd laid out his case, explaining that Wilson will have to win a significant number of games in his first few years under center to be considered one of the best quarterback in the league. The FOX Sports host doesn’t see that happening with the Jets in New York.
“For [Wilson] to be a top three quarterback in the next few years, he would have to win… Folks, when you finish third or fourth in the division, you are not a top quarterback. The only reason we have Patrick Mahomes at No. 1, is because he wins,” Cowherd explained. “… This is nothing against Tony Romo, I like him. But, Zach Wilson has the worst coach in his division and the worst roster. The AFC East has never better coaches than I recall. So, love Tony Romo but that’s not gonna happen.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) September 2, 2021
Romo lauded Wilson in a virtual press conference earlier this week, expressing confidence that the rookie out of BYU will be able to make up for other holes on the Jets roster. His endorsement came after he compared Wilson to former Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino back in August.
“He’ll be in the discussion of the top-3 to 5 QBs very quickly. He can make up for a lot of weaknesses,” Romo said on Wednesday.
Romo isn’t the only one who’s spoken highly of Wilson over the summer, but the Jets rookie has a long way to go before he can mentioned in conversation with the league’s other top quarterbacks. Once he gets on the field for a few games this fall, the NFL will have a much clearer picture of who he might be able to become as a player.