Kenny “The Snake” Stabler threw 150 touchdown passes from 1970 to 1979, the third-most in that decade. The other four quarerbacks in the top five from the 1970s are in the Hall of Fame.
Stabler is the only quarterback who started and won a Super Bowl in the 1970s who isn’t a member of the Hall. He was a finalist three times and he has been eligible through the seniors’ committee for the past six years, but his former teammate and coach both feel he should be in the Hall of Fame.
Art Shell the former offensive lineman feels he should be in the Hall.
“I can’t believe he isn’t in the Hall of Fame,” Former Offensive Lineamn Art Shell said. “All of us always talk about that.”
John Madden, the Snake’s coach feels he deserves his brown coat, it is just too bad he will never be able to sport it.
Madden said: “If you just look at how he played and what kind of quarterback he was, he’s a Hall of Fame quarterback.”