Former Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Donovan McNabb is campaigning for himself to get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In a recent interview, he discussed his Hall of Fame credentials with TMZ Sports and stacked himself up against a former Dallas Cowboys star, three-time Super Bowl champion, and current Hall of Famer, Troy Aikman.
“I am a Hall of Famer. My numbers speak for themselves,” McNabb said in an interview with TMZ. “My numbers are better than Troy Aikman.
“I’m not hesitating on that. I am a Hall of Famer. My numbers speak for themselves. 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?’ 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.”
Of course, McNabb does not have the rings that Aikman earned during his career, but it is hard to deny the numbers. Aikman was also assisted on offense by the two remaining members of the Triplets, running back Emmitt Smith and wide receiver Michael Irvin.
Throughout their careers, McNabb recorded 37,276 passing yards, 234 passing touchdowns, and 117 career interceptions. Aikman, meanwhile, put up 32,942 passing yards, 165 passing TDs, and 141 career picks.
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