After years of giving his heart and soul to the Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford won a Super Bowl in his first year playing with a contender. Now, fans are wondering if the veteran quarterback belongs in the Hall of Fame. Richard Sherman argues the answer should be a resounding no.
"I’m gonna talk about it on the podcast but the HOF bar is incredibly low now," Sherman tweeted. "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
"He did nothing spectacular. It's really a macrocosm of his career. Did good. Not great. Made a few wow passes. Made a few face palm passes. Aaron Donald and Von are the two HOF he should thank.
"There is no measuring stick that makes Stafford a hall of famer other than playing in the most passer happy decade in NFL history. Inflated numbers make ever QB that starts 10+ years a 'hof.'
"He gets his day brother. But just throwing around HOF like that just irks me. So many had to be the most dominant to make it."
Richard Sherman's thoughts have lit the NFL world on fire with thousands of crazy-hot takes. Many are in agreement with Sherman.
"Never agreed more with Richard Sherman," a fan tweeted.
"He’s right. Just existing in the league for a while and winning a super bowl shouldn’t get you in the Hall lol," one fan wrote.
Others are backing Matthew Stafford, however.
"Sherman big mad cause stafford getting a gold jacket and he isn’t," a fan tweeted.
"You can’t deny career stats. Stats that are more impressive than Eli. More impressive Matt Ryan. Definitely more impressive than Flacco lol. You add the hardware he’s easily HOF," one fan said.
Right now Matthew Stafford probably isn't a Hall of Famer.
However, if the Rams quarterback continues to play at an elite level for a few more seasons and then wins one more Super Bowl, he'll have a strong case.