Last week, Donovan McNabb set social media on fire when he explained why he’s a hall of fame quarterback and used his numbers against Hall of Fame quarterback and three-time Super Bowl winner, Troy Aikman, to prove it.
“I’m not hesitating on that. I am a Hall of Famer,” McNabb said on a TMZ Sports TV Show. “My numbers speak for themselves. My numbers are better than Troy Aikman.”
“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?’” McNabb said via TMZ.com. “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.”
Those comments eventually made the rounds to Michael Irvin and he had something to say.
The hall of fame wide receiver and former teammate of Aikman fired back at McNabb, by stating that while he is a hall of fame QB, he isn’t near the QB that Troy Aikman was during his prime.
Via TMZ Sports:
The Playmaker tells us he’s riding with McNabb … but only so far — explaining why he believes the ex-Eagles star has the resume to score a gold jacket but he’s simply NOT better than Troy.
“It just seems like everybody is talking about numbers and not the number that matters most and that’s winning … that’s what playing the game is all about — winning football games, winning Super Bowls and of course, Troy Aikman has done that.”
Irvin also says McNabb played in a different style offense that Aikman — McNabb’s style is more comparable to Patrick Mahomes.”
Irvin also went on to say that if Aikman had played in the same style offense as McNabb, his numbers would have been even better.
For his career, McNabb has 37,276 passing yards, 234 passing TDs and 117 career interceptions.
Aikman has 32,942 passing yards, 165 passing TDs and 141 career picks. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
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