Remember Donovan McNabb? He seems to think you still do. McNabb is insisting that he should be in this year’s Hall of Fame class.
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb made headlines a few weeks ago when he criticized Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and suggested that the team start looking for his replacement if he doesn’t take the team on a deep playoff run this season.
Over the weekend, McNabb was back in the news. This time, to lobby for a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
During an Interview with TMZ Sports, McNabb said he believes that he belongs in the Hall of Fame based on the numbers he put up during his career. Donovan McNabb added that his numbers were more impressive than former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, who was a first ballot Hall of Famer.
“Absolutely,” McNabb said. “I’m not hesitating on that. I am a Hall of Famer. My numbers speak for itself. … My numbers are better than Troy Aikman, but he has Super Bowl rings and he’s played with Hall of Famers as well.”
Even though he is being ridiculed by a lot of fans for his statement, McNabb has a point. Throughout his career, he never had the type of weapons Aikman had or an offensive line as good as the Cowboys’ line was during their dynasty.
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When the Eagles finally got him a weapon in Terrell Owens, McNabb put up the best numbers of his career. When he retired, McNabb had completed 59 percent of his passes for 37,276 yards and 234 touchdowns. By comparison, Aikman threw for 32,942 yards and 165 touchdowns.
Even though he never won a Super Bowl, McNabb led the Eagles to five NFC Championship games and one Super Bowl, which should be good enough to earn him a spot in Canton.
“When they look at my numbers, yeah,” Donovan McNabb told TMZ Sports, “but then they always want to add other stuff into it. Was he an All-Pro? Was he this? How many Super Bowl opportunities?’ But people don’t realize how hard it is to get to the NFC Championship. And to get there five times, then make it to a Super Bowl? It’s tough.”