Former Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb believes he should be in the Hall of Fame.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, McNabb said: “I am a Hall of Famer. My numbers speak for themselves…. My numbers are better than Troy Aikman. But he has Super Bowl rings and he’s played with Hall of Famers.”
McNabb led the Eagles to five NFC Championship appearances and one Super Bowl. He never won the big game.
His regular season numbers are better than Aikman. He threw more yards and more TDs, with fewer INTs than Aikman over the course of his career.
McNabb has 37,276 passing yards, 234 TDs and 117 INTs in 167 games, compared to Aikman’s 32,942 passing yards, 165 TDs and 141 INTs in 165 games. McNabb also rushed for 2,443 more yards than Aikman.
However, Aikman played in a different era and has three Super Bowl rings while McNabb has zero.
“When they look at my numbers, yeah, but then they always want to add other stuff into it: ’Was he an all-pro? Was he this? How many Super Bowl opportunities?’ ” McNabb told TMZ. “But people don’t realize how hard it is to get to the NFC championship and to get there five times, and then make it to a Super Bowl? It’s tough.”
Aikman got in the HOF on the first ballot in 2006. McNabb has been eligible since 2016 and is yet to be a finalist.
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