The Eagles running back provided some analysis of NFL Network’s annual Top 100 players, and that’s when he expressed his support for Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
NFL Network has revealed players 41-100 on the list so far. McCoy is ranked No. 45. Six quarterbacks are ranked between 41-100 on the list. Romo, Matt Ryan, and Joe Flacco have not yet appeared. Flacco and Ryan are likely in the top 40, but Romo might not have made the list at all.
According to The Dallas Morning News, McCoy would have Romo ranked higher than other quarterbacks.
“I like Romo, actually. I’m a fan of certain players,” McCoy said in his analysis, according to The Dallas Morning News. “I might not like the team, but I’m a fan of certain players. I actually think Romo and Matt make it (over Flacco). But obviously Flacco has to be in there because of the Super Bowl. I would take Matt, and I would take Romo.”
McCoy believes that having the backing of such a stellar Baltimore Ravens defense has helped Flacco significantly.
“As a quarterback, if you don’t feel that pressure of not having a great defense, where if you don’t go out and produce on this drive, the other team may score. Knowing you have that great defense behind you, it’s less pressure so you have to put that into effect,” he said, per the Morning News.
Flacco was certainly paid like a top quarterback in the league, and he played during the postseason like one of the best in the league. But McCoy is still not completely sold on him.
The six quarterbacks ranked in the top 41-100 are: Eli Manning at 43; Cam Newton at 46; Russell Wilson at 51; Ben Roethlisberger at 61; Matthew Stafford at 76; and Colin Kaepernick at 81. In order to evaluate their rankings, I would have to know what the rankings stood for. Are we ranking a player’s performance last season, how good we think they’ll be next season, or how good of a career they have had? Until all that is established, it’s awfully difficult to evaluate the list.