Like I said, it’s complicated. And very flawed.
When I think of a HOF QB, I think of QBs who significantly separated themselves from their peers.
J. Unitas won Championships and revolutionized the QB position during his time.
Marino did the same minus the Championships. However, Marino was on a different planet and the 80s slowly starting transforming in a pass first league.
QBs like Montana were just clutch performers in the big games, without the huge stats, week in week out.
Those are legit HOF QBs.
QBs like Namath, I can only shake my head.
You’d think by now there would be some model to follow with consistency. Playoff success, being All-Pro, MVP and a lot of that is significantly impacted by player stats.
So, to clarify when mentioning W. Moon, he is the last QB to get in (1st yr of eligibility) with not even a Conference Championship appearance, let alone SB. Stats wise, I have zero issues, but first year of eligibility is questionable. What set him apart?
And that opens the door for new top 10 All-Time stat QBs like Rivers and Ryan to get in without debate IMO.