After winning the Super Bowl it appeared that Matthew Stafford put himself in the Hall of Fame discussion by leading the Los Angeles Rams on a game winning drive in Super Bowl LVI, but Richard Sherman has already made it clear that he does not think the quarterback deserves a gold jacket.
He said the Hall of Fame bar seems “incredibly low now” and noted that Stafford has only made one Pro Bowl and has never been an All-Pro or league MVP.
“I’m gonna talk about it on the podcast but the HOF bar is incredibly low now,” Sherman wrote, via Twitter. “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.”
Sherman’s rebuttal was in response to former NFL fullback and Sherman teammate Michael Robinson, who said on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football Monday that Stafford had earned his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
His comments eventually made it to Stafford’s wife who responded to Sherman with a message on her Instagram story.
Stafford now has a 4-3 playoff record, with his Super Bowl-winning toss to Cooper Kupp a defining moment of his career. Stafford is 86-95-1 in his career, throwing for 49,995 yards, 323 touchdowns and 161 interceptions on 63% passing.
Everyone is well aware of the 12 years as a Lions star where he failed to win a playoff game, but threw for insane amount of yards every year.