First, he suggested that his former team should give up on Carson Wentz if he doesn't reach the conference championship game within the next few seasons. And now, he's proclaiming himself a Hall of Famer, and took a shot at a Cowboys legend in the process.
Donovan McNabb: I'm a Hall of Famer, better numbers than Troy Aikman https://t.co/CneZENgXqF— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 24, 2019
McNabb appeared on TMZ Sports last night, and he clearly had a few things he wanted to get off his chest.
Not only did he say he's a sure-fire Hall of Famer, he also stated that his numbers are superior to that of Dallas Cowboys great and Hall of Fame QB Troy Aikman.
"I am a Hall of Famer. My Numbers speak for themselves. My numbers are better than Troy Aikman," McNabb told TMZ.
McNabb's not wrong here; he threw for more yards and more touchdowns during his career, while having less interceptions. But, as we all know, statistics don't always tell the whole story.
Donovan McNabb to @TMZ_Sports: “I am a hall of famer. My numbers speak for themselves. ... My numbers are better than Troy Aikman’s. But he has Super Bowl rings and he’s played with hall of famers as well.”— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) May 24, 2019
For starters, McNabb played in a better passing era than Aikman did. In Aikman's final season, 2000, the average for passing yards per game was 206.9. In McNabb's final season, 2011, the average was 229.7.
Aside from that, their playoff success isn't even comparable. Aikman's postseason record is 11-4, including three Super Bowl victories and four straight NFC Conference game appearances. McNabb's postseason record is 9-7 with five NFC Conference Championship appearances and just one Super Bowl appearance, which he failed to win.
Donovan McNabb: "I'm absolutely a Hall of Fame player".— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 24, 2019
"My numbers are better than Troy Aikman."
McNabb had 37,276 yards, 234 passing TDs and 117 career interceptions. #Cowboys QB Troy Aikman had 32,942 yards, 165 passing TDs and 141 career interceptions.
Do you agree?
McNabb certainly didn't hold back with his comments and is clearly confident in his status as a future Hall of Famer, but not everyone agreed with the former Eagles star. Only time will tell if McNabb ever gets the call from Canton, but for now, he'll have to keep on making his own case.