Future Hall Of Fame Quarterbacks

The most honorable achievement in all of sports is being inducted into the Hall of Fame. These are the active quarterbacks who when they hang it up are a shoe in for Hall of Fame.

Honorable Mention: Russell Wilson

Tom Brady

  • 16 seasons with New England Patriots
  • 13x Pro Bowler
  • 5x Super Bowl champion
  • 4x Super Bowl MVP
  • 3x League MVP
  • 2009 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
  • 488 passing TDs (tied 3rd all-time)
  • 66,159 passing yards (4th all-time)
  • 97.6 passer rating (3rd all-time)

The biggest steal of all-time goes to the Patriots for drafting Brady in the sixth round. Who would have known he would turn out to be one of the greatest, if not, the quarterback of all-time, going to eight Super Bowls and winning five of them. Brady is a surefire first ballot Hall of Famer. He jokingly said the only reason he is still playing is because he wants to eclipse 1,000 career rushing yards (968). He is top three in every quarterback stat as there is nothing left for him to prove.

Drew Brees

  • 17 seasons with New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers
  • 10x Pro Bowler
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Super Bowl MVP
  • 2x NFL Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2004 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
  • 488 passing TDs (tied 3rd all-time)
  • 70,445 passing yards (3rd all-time)
  • 96.7 passer rating (6th all-time)

Brees is in the same boat as Brady meaning when he decides to call it quits they will already have his bust made for Canton. As long as he plays at least five or six more games, he will have the most passing yards ever. With the one ring he won, Brees is a lock to make it to the Hall as soon as he is eligible.

Aaron Rodgers

  • 12 seasons with Green Bay Packers
  • 6x Pro Bowler
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Super Bowl MVP
  • 2x League MVP
  • 38,502 passing yards (20th all-time)
  • 313 passing TDs (11th all-time)
  • 103.8 passer rating (1st all-time)

Rodgers had big shoes to fill when Brett Favre left Green Bay. The biggest attribute that Rodgers has is his arm as whenever a Hail Mary was needed he always seem to complete it. At age 34, all his numbers will rise on the all-time list making it even easier for him to get in.

Ben Roethlisberger

  • 13 seasons with Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 6x Pro Bowl
  • 2x Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • 329 passing TDs (9th all-time)
  • 51,065 passing yards (8th all-time)
  • 94.0 passer rating (9th all-time)

Big Ben has all the stats and the career length to get into the Hall of Fame as a first ballot candidate. The only thing that cold inhibit him is if Brady, Brees, and Rodgers all decide to retire the same time as him.

Eli Manning

  • 14 seasons with New York Giants
  • 4x Pro Bowler
  • 2x Super Bowl champion
  • 2x Super Bowl MVP
  • 339 passing TDs (eighth all-time)
  • 51,682 passing yards (sixth all-time)
  • Started 210 consecutive games from 2004 to ’17

The last couple of seasons Eli has not lived up to the Manning name, but you can not put all the blame on him. The last couple of seasons he has had one of the worse offensive lines in the NFL and his supporting cast couldn’t stay healthy. His numbers, however, are Hall of Fame worthy as well as winning two rings against Brady. Manning is one of only five players to ever win two or more Super Bowl MVPs too (Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Bart Starr, and Brady). To put the cherry on the sundae, he is a Manning so the Hall of Fame is his birth right.

Philip Rivers

  • 14 seasons with Los Angeles Chargers
  • 7x Pro Bowler
  • 2013 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
  • 342 passing TDs (sixth all-time)
  • 50,348 passing yards (ninth all-time)
  • 94.8 passer rating (eighth all-time)

The most durable quarterback with production to match his durability is a way to anoint Rivers. Since being named the starter in 2006, he has not missed a start, something that only a few player can say that they have done. Rivers may not get in on his first try unless he has one or two more elite seasons before hanging it up. His winning percentage (55 percent) and postseason woes (4-5) linger above him.

Cam Newton

  • 7 seasons with Carolina Panthers
  • 3x Pro Bowler
  • League MVP
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • 25,074 passing yards
  • 158 passing TDs
  • 4,320 rushing yards
  • 54 rushing TDs

The reason that Newton could get into the Hall of Fame and should be a first ballot Hall of Famer is because when he retires he could be the only quarterback  with 100 rushing touchdowns. He should also have at least 300 passing touchdowns too. Newton could help his chances by winning a ring too.

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