Philadelphia Eagles great, Donavan McNabb, found himself in front of some television cameras this week and said he believed he should be in the NFL Hall of Fame.
He’s not wrong. Look at the stat line.
- 167 games, 37,276 yards, 234 TD, 117 INT, also 6 Pro Bowls, and a Super Bowl Birth.
How he said it was indeed wrong. He compared himself to Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer, Troy Aikman, and went on to add that one of the reasons Troy is in and he is out is because Aikman played with Hall of Fame Players and won Super Bowls.
Really, they’re both Hall of Famers. McNabb doesn’t have a ring and that unfortunately goes a long way in the discussion.
But Donavan shouldn’t try to diminish the achievements of others to make his own case. Not only is it an argument that positions you as the antagonist but it also doesn’t get you any closer to earning the call.
I remember the McNabb that was easy to root for. A player that squared up against other great teams like the “Greatest Show on Turf” St. Louis Rams and a Tom Brady Patriots team that was just beginning to realize it’s greatness as a Dynasty. He starred in Chunky Soup commercials with his mom and always made the players around him better.
Maybe he’s had enough and believes this is the only way to push his way back into the conversation, only time will tell.
If he does get in, it will be the Donavan on the field that will be inducted, not this former player who unfairly called out someone who’s already had their moment in hopes it could lead him to his own.