Is Matthew Stafford A Hall Of Famer? Richard Sherman Vehemently Says No, Explains Why

Is Matthew Stafford A Hall Of Famer Richard Sherman Says No Way

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  • Now that he has won a Super Bowl many fans are wondering if Matthew Stafford is a Hall of Famer.
  • Future Hall of Fame defensive back Richard Sherman strongly believes he is not and explained why.
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It’s the day after the Super Bowl and quarterback Matthew Stafford has finally got his championship. After toiling away in Detroit with the Lions for 12 seasons, winning just 74 out of 165 games, the 34-year-old finally got to taste success this year.

Some NFL fans look at Matthew Stafford’s eye-popping statistics, coupled with his first Super Bowl win, as Hall of Fame worthy.

• 6,825 pass attempts, 12th all time between Aaron Rodgers and Warren Moon.
• 49,995 yards passing, 12th all time between John Elway and Moon.
• 323 touchdowns, 12th all time between Fran Tarkenton and John Elway.
• 91.1 QB rating, 21st all time between Jared Goff and Josh Allen.

According to, the most similar quarterbacks (QBs whose career was of similar quality and shape) in NFL history to Matthew Stafford are Tony Romo, Mark Brunell, Steve McNair, Jim Kelly*, Joe Namath*, Jim Everett, Alex Smith, Andy Dalton, Terry Bradshaw*, Joe Theismann. The three with asterisks are in the Hall of Fame.

So is Matthew Stafford a Hall of Famer? Not according to future Hall of Fame defensive back Richard Sherman.

“I’m gonna talk about it on the podcast but the HOF bar is incredibly low now,” Sherman write on Twitter Monday morning. “Like a participation trophy. No all decade team. No All pro. No MVP. 1 Pro bowl. Not even MVP of the SB. Never considered the best in any year he played. At least M. Ryan has an MVP.”

Matt Ryan…

• 8,003 pass attempts, 9th all time
• 59,735 yards passing, 8th all time
• 367 touchdowns, 9th all time
• 94.2 QB rating, 13th all time

If Matthew Stafford is a Hall of Famer, is Matt Ryan also?

Sherman was then asked, “How many QB’s leave their teams in instantly win?”

His response? “Off the top of my head Tom Brady and Peyton. They also have alot of hardware in their trophy cases.”

Sherman went on, “He did nothing spectacular. Its really a macrocosm of his career. Did good. Not great. Made a few wow passes. Made a few face palm passes. Aaron Donald and Von are the two HOF he should thank.”

“There is no measuring stick that makes Stafford a hall of famer other than playing in the most passer happy decade in NFL history,” Sherman continued. “Inflated numbers make ever QB that starts 10+ years a ‘hof.'”

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