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Ryan Fitzpatrick: Hall of Famer? or First Ballot HoFer?

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Should Ryan Fitzpatrick be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame when he is done with his career?

 

I say YES.

 

First, it's the Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Stats, or Hall of Super Bowl Victories, or Hall of Franchise QBs.

 

Second, I'd argue that he is the Greatest non-Franchise/Journeyman QB in NFL history.

 

Third, folks say a good way of measuring worthiness is "If you were telling the Story of the NFL, would he be included?", and I say YES. When talking about this decade how could you not talk about the dude who has unseated and benched numerous 1st rd "Franchise" prospects?

 

Fourth, ok lets talk stats. Fitz just passed Troy Aikman, Steve Young, and Phil Simms on the All-time Passer list. He is 600 yards away from passing Tony Romo, and less than 2000 yards away from leap-frogging Jim Kelly. If he starts this entire season, he'll likely end up #26 on the all-time passing list.

 

He's a great dude, and a heck of a character.

 

The campaign starts here. FITZ FOR HALL OF FAME!

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Greatest non-franchise/journeyman QB...

 

Kurt Warner comes to mind.

 

 

 

Love Fitz though. His roast of Fred Jackson belongs in some type of HOF

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1 minute ago, Heavy Kevi said:

Greatest non-franchise/journeyman QB...

 

Kurt Warner comes to mind.

 

Good point. Although I think Warner elevated himself out of the Journeyman category and was the Rams Franchise QB.

 

Plus, he's a HoFer. So the case is there for Fitz!

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Just now, DrDawkinstein said:

 

Good point. Although I think Warner elevated himself out of the Journeyman category and was the Rams Franchise QB.

 

Plus, he's a HoFer. So the case is there for Fitz!

 

To me he's just as much the Cards QB who took a paycut to keep his receivers together.

 

And he took both teams to SB's. Not sure that makes Fitz' case. Well, maybe Fitzgerald.

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7 minutes ago, TheyCallMeAndy said:

Ryan Fitzpatrick is the Mick Foley of the NFL

 

Here's a question.

 

If Ryan Fitzpatrick had entrance music, what would it be?

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I was thinking about this as the game came on last night. It’s interesting as he certainly has the stats...just not the wins or championship (or even playoffs) accomplishments. 
 

I’d love to see it for what he has done on the field as well as his mentoring abilities. 

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If he had a better arm he’d be a HOFer.. very smart QB, about as smart as any to ever play the game..but his arm is limited at best.. may catch some serious heat for this and may be a hot take.. but he has the brain of an elite QB with the arm of a wet noodle..

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1 minute ago, Blokestradamus said:

 

Here's a question.

 

If Ryan Fitzpatrick had entrance music, what would it be?

 

 

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1 minute ago, Blokestradamus said:

 

Here's a question.

 

If Ryan Fitzpatrick had entrance music, what would it be?

 

My man with the First Ballot vote! That's what I like to see. He deserves it. If for nothing else, his speech at Fred Jackson's roast.

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16 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

Should Ryan Fitzpatrick be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame when he is done with his career?

 

I say YES.

 

First, it's the Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Stats, or Hall of Super Bowl Victories, or Hall of Franchise QBs.

 

Second, I'd argue that he is the Greatest non-Franchise/Journeyman QB in NFL history.

 

Third, folks say a good way of measuring worthiness is "If you were telling the Story of the NFL, would he be included?", and I say YES. When talking about this decade how could you not talk about the dude who has unseated and benched numerous 1st rd "Franchise" prospects?

 

Fourth, ok lets talk stats. Fitz just passed Troy Aikman, Steve Young, and Phil Simms on the All-time Passer list. He is 600 yards away from passing Tony Romo, and less than 2000 yards away from leap-frogging Jim Kelly. If he starts this entire season, he'll likely end up #26 on the all-time passing list.

 

He's a great dude, and a heck of a character.

 

The campaign starts here. FITZ FOR HALL OF FAME!

 

Look, I like drinking in the morning also, but this is simply crack-smoking-level here. 

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19 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

Should Ryan Fitzpatrick be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame when he is done with his career?

 

I say YES.

 

First, it's the Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Stats, or Hall of Super Bowl Victories, or Hall of Franchise QBs.

 

Second, I'd argue that he is the Greatest non-Franchise/Journeyman QB in NFL history.

 

Third, folks say a good way of measuring worthiness is "If you were telling the Story of the NFL, would he be included?", and I say YES. When talking about this decade how could you not talk about the dude who has unseated and benched numerous 1st rd "Franchise" prospects?

 

Fourth, ok lets talk stats. Fitz just passed Troy Aikman, Steve Young, and Phil Simms on the All-time Passer list. He is 600 yards away from passing Tony Romo, and less than 2000 yards away from leap-frogging Jim Kelly. If he starts this entire season, he'll likely end up #26 on the all-time passing list.

 

He's a great dude, and a heck of a character.

 

The campaign starts and ends here. FITZ FOR HALL OF FAME!

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I didn’t expect this from you 🤣

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3 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

My man with the First Ballot vote! That's what I like to see. He deserves it. If for nothing else, his speech at Fred Jackson's roast.

 

I adore Ryan and love fun. This vote was a no-brainer.

 

I actually nearly made this thread myself earlier but I wasn't ready for people hating my guts.

 

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1 minute ago, NewEra said:

Fixed 

 

I didn’t expect this from you 🤣

 

Just some Friday Fun with a fan-favorite drought era player :thumbsup:

 

But kind of a serious question, since the Hall of Fame is just a subjective marketing tool.

2 minutes ago, Blokestradamus said:

 

I adore Ryan and love fun. This vote was a no-brainer.

 

I actually nearly made this thread myself earlier but I wasn't ready for people hating my guts.

 

 

It's very freeing once you get there.

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Honestly I was thinking of starting a similar thread before the season started. 

 

I'm sure it's not a very popular opinion but I think the case can be made. If ever their was a player that exhibited the fun for the game, the dedication, determination, the humility the sacrifice etc. you can go on and on, it's Ryan Fitzpatrick. He's not just been with 8 teams. He's started a significant number of games for all 8 teams. A record that won't come close to being matched.

 

He'd likely have my vote if I had one. The only thing to consider is if this somehow opens the doors for more players who just stuck around for a long time but didn't put  up great numbers and were even back-ups. But I think Fitzpatrick is a unique enough case I'd be willing to make a one time exception.

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I was thinking about whether there's another player who played for both the Bills and the Dolphins and is universally loved by both fan bases.  I can't think of another.  That says something....

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