Since the death of Steve McNair and everything off the field that has gone along with it, there’s another aspect that is starting to be talked about when it comes to McNair – the Hall of Fame.
McNair, a former first-round pick from Alcorn State, had his moments of greatness over his 13-year NFL career, but as the Baltimore Sun points out today, he’s unlikely to make the highest level of a player – the Hall of Fame:
Barring a change of mind by voters, former Ravens quarterback Steve McNair will not be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In The Baltimore Sun’s poll of selectors this week, the three-time Pro Bowl player would fail to gain the 80 percent approval needed for election.
Seventeen of the 24 voters who responded to The Sun – the committee has 44 members – said they did not consider McNair a Hall of Fame quarterback because he lacked elite career numbers. McNair, who was shot and killed Saturday, is eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2013.
Agreed by most, McNair was a very good quarterback, but he’s clearly not on the level of the best ever, and despite the media circus surrounding his sad death, McNair will go down as a good QB, but not one worthy of the Hall.