Does Donovan McNabb belong in the NFL hall of fame? According to Donovan Mcnabb he does.
The former Eagles quarterback has the stats of a hall of famer but there is one thing that he’s missing: A Super Bowl ring. McNabbb acknowledges the fact that the lack of a Super Bowl ring may hinder his chances at the Hall of Fame, but he doesn’t think it’s a deciding factor.
“When you sit and look at the numbers — and that’s what it is when it comes to the Hall of Fame — my numbers are better than Jim Kelly, better than Troy Aikman, better than a lot of guys who are in the Hall of Fame. But the one thing they do have is a Super Bowl.”
According to McNabb, the Super Bowl argument is overblown. McNabb added:
“Peyton (Manning) never won the big game until he won the Super Bowl finally. Dan Marino never won the big game. But does that mean his career is a failure? No, not at all.”
Peyton probably isn’t the right player to bring up in defense of never winning a Super Bowl, because, as Mcnabb points out, Peyton did win one.
But even without a ring McNabb does have some impressive stats. He was 107-69 during his career and threw for 37,276 passing yards (17th all-time). He’s 22nd on the all-time touchdown list with 234 TD passes and had a passer rating of 85.6. McNabb also led the Philadelphia Eagles to Super Bowl XXXIX and the NFC Championship Game four more times.
“What makes a Hall of Fame quarterback is, first of all, his numbers, (then) how many times he’s led his team to the big game — which the big game still is the NFC championship, to lead you there — and, most importantly of all, did he make the players around him better. In his time, in his era, was he a top five, top 10 quarterback in the league.”
If McNabb doesn’t play this year he’ll be eligible for the Hall of Fame in five years. Do you think Donovan McNabb is Hall of Fame material?