Originally Posted by Fico
Andre will have the tenure and career stats, but more importantly he will have claim of being the best at his position during stints of his tenure. That is the most important thing. The borderline players are always good players who had long careers but were never the best at their position during their tenure.
Spot on. He isn't some guy who hung around for 15 years as the 7th to 15th best WR while accumulating stats. He has been considered the best, has done rarefied things, has notably been a great guy which isn't supposed to be considered but will be, and has always been in the conversation of who are the best WR's in the league. I'll add one more - he went head to head with the "new best WR" and beat him. Epic moments don't just come in the playoffs.
I also think the talk of him only playing another year or two are silly. He may be about to have another 1500 yd season. That isn't close to quitting time.