NFL's most erratic quarterbacks

A quarterback more erratic than Tony Romo? The ranking shows plenty of options

Updated: October 7, 2011, 10:42 AM ET
By Chris Sprow | ESPN Insider
Tony RomoRonald Martinez/Getty ImageTony Romo has been pummeled by the press, but Dallas' losses aren't all his fault.

In the poker game that is quarterbacking, nobody seems to double up one minute only to drop a monster pot the next more often than Tony Romo. Already this year, the Romo-coaster has engineered a wild ride of results: the made-for-TV meltdown against the New York Jets; a rib "tickling" comeback against the San Francisco 49ers; a Monday night escape against the Washington Redskins when he repeatedly chased down errant snaps like a cat herder; the pair of pick-sixes that started an impossible Detroit Lions rally.

And they all felt like a big stage. This, we hear, is typical Romo -- it's not like the national camera simply swings to his table every time he's in a wild hand. This is how he plays: fast and loose.

There's just one problem. It's not really true. He's not extremely erratic. In fact, Romo probably should have kicked that label in 2009.