Stabler tops polls again


(Photo courtesy of Oakland Raiders)

Talk of Fame Network

Oakland quarterback Ken Stabler continues to pad his reputation as a winner.

The former Oakland quarterback has been as successful in our polls as he was on the field, winning another this past week when readers named him the as the one former league MVP who most deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Stabler won in a tight race over runner-up running back Terrell Davis, winning 43 percent of the vote to Davis’ 37. Former Cincinnati quarterback Ken Anderson was third at 13 percent, with former San Francisco quarterback John Brodie checking in at 7 percent.

Stabler was a popular choice with our Hall-of-Fame selectors, too, with Clark Judge and Ron Borges each choosing him as Hall-of-Fame worthy.

“Ken Stabler was a winner, a leader and a big-game performer,” said Borges, who once covered the Raiders. “He won 75 percent of the time he led the Raiders on to the field, which is both a quarterback and MVP’s responsibility. He fulfilled his (responsibility) better than nearly anyone you can name, which made him most valuable indeed.”

Rick Gosselin dissented, picking Anderson instead.

“Ken Anderson was a two-time passing champion and the first quarterback ever to complete 70 percent of his passes in one season,” Gosselin said. “If Pete Johnson could have score on fourth-and-1 in the 1982 Super Bowl, Anderson would probably already be in the Hall of Fame.”



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  1. August 19, 2015

    It seems EVERYONE gets his HOF worthiness, except the chosen few who can grant him access. What a shame it is to withhold this honor.

  2. Anonymous
    August 19, 2015

    ken stbler deserves to b in the hall of fame

  3. Judy Spears
    August 19, 2015

    HOF worthy!!! If this seventy year old “grandma” can see this is a travesty……HOF! Please take notice!!! This is so wrong. You have the option now to right a terrible wrong that has been done for years!!!!

  4. Tom Parker
    August 19, 2015

    For the love of God people put Ken Stabler in the Hall of Fame he is so deserving he is one of the best if not the best in his era do the right thing people he deserves it

  5. c.j. walker
    August 19, 2015

    he deserves to be in the hall and it’s a same that now that he has passed people start talking about it. it’s long over due way long.

  6. Julie Osborne West
    August 19, 2015

    Ken Stabler deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Actually, he should have been inducted years ago. If not now, then when?????

  7. August 19, 2015

    The “Snake” is long overdue. League MVP ’74, NFL Passing champion ’76, 4 time Pro Bowler, 3rd most TD’s in the 70’s, 5 straight AFC Championship games, Super Bowl XI win, highest career comp pct. at the time, “Sea of Hands” “Ghost to the Post” and “Holy Roller” famous victories, called his own plays, most winning pct QB of the 70’s, All decade QB of the 70’s by the Hall of Fame! Raiders all-time leader in passing. And …again…a winner! can’t tell the history of the NFL without mentioning Ken Stabler over and over!!

  8. August 20, 2015

    If Stabler was in the HOF, his postseason rankings would be
    6TH in QB Rating (84.2)
    7TH in comp% (57.8%)
    9TH in TD’s (19)
    9TH in YDS PER GAME (203.2)
    10TH in COMP. (203)
    10TH in yardage (2641)
    Record 7-5
    Thant’s out of 23 Modern Era QB’s in the HOF
    CAREER YARDS (27938)

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