Originally Posted by Mr teX
I think he'll get in, but it's gonna take a good while for him to get in...sort of like it took for Art Monk.
But it's more than just his lack of TD's. Too many guys with the same impact & better career numbers have created a log jam at the position.
Tim Brown isn't in yet
Andre Reed still isn't in yet..
Issac Bruce isn't in yet
Randy Moss will be coming eligible soon
Terrell Owens will be coming elgible soon
& this isn't even counting guys in his generation...guys like Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Steve Smith & Larry Fitzgerald who all will be at least as deserving as well.
& If guy like Chris Carter didn't get in on the 1st ballot you know AJ's gonna have a hard time getting in.
Snacks..aka John McClain is gonna have his hands full trying to argue for AJ to get in amongst all these guys that will become elgible in the next 10 years.
Tim Brown and Andre Reed are not in the same conversation with Andre Johnson.
Johnson has finished top two in receiving yards per game five different times in his career.
Brown did this once.
Reed only finished in the top 10 three times, never higher than number 5.
Brown and Reed are accumulators. They played a long time and accumulated a lot of stats. They were never the greatest in the game like Andre.
Yards per game and where you finished amongst your peers is the on ly fair way to look at it. It takes out the difference in offenses you may see over different eras.
Heck Randy Moss only finished top two once.
Jerry Rice and Calvin Johnson are the only two guys in the last 40 years with a career as impressive as Andre's.