I don’t think Donovan McNabb is a Hall of Famer.
I wouldn’t occupy Canton if he did get it, just my personal opinion. It is split from what I can tell between fans and media if he will get enshrined.
McNabb stated his case.
“Absolutely,” McNabb said. “See, one thing that people don’t realize — I never played the game to make it to the Hall of Fame. I played the game because I love it. I played the game to win. I’m a competitor. When I step out on the field, I feel like I’m the best player on the field. Even these last two years, when people may look at it and say, ‘Oh, he’s done, or whatever.’ I’m 34, 35 years old but still, I played at the pinnacle, I played at the highest level of my career. I played there. And I would vote for myself for the Hall of Fame.”
“Peyton 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,” McNabb said. “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 in the Hall of Fame, but the one thing they do have is a Super Bowl.”
McNabb is right, if you don’t have a Super Bowl ring you either better have out of this world numbers like Dan Marino or have done something extraordinary like go to four Super Bowls in a row like Jim Kelly.
In the end I think he falls a little short.