Should Dave Krieg Be In The Hall of Fame? YES

matt christensenContributor IFebruary 12, 2010

10 Nov 1991: Quarterback Dave Krieg of the Seattle Seahawks passes the ball during a game against the San Diego Chargers at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won the game, 17-14.
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            Not many people outside of Seattle know about Dave Krieg. The 6’1, 205 pound Quarterback from some college called Milton. It is time people know.

            Dave Krieg ranks as one of the most prolific passers in the history of the National Football League. Krieg spent 1980-1991 with the Seahawks, 1992-1993 with the Chiefs, 1994 with the Lions, 1995 with the Cardinals, 1996 with the Bears, and he finished his career with the Titans in 1997-1998. As you can see Krieg bounced around the NFL a lot later in his career, but not because he was losing. Krieg posted a career of 98-77. With Seattle he was 70-49, Krieg also had six seasons where he lead his team to the playoffs and posted a playoff record of 3-6.

            Krieg also ranks as one of the greatest passers in NFL history according to stats.

Krieg’s 38,147 passing yards rank 13th all time, and his 261 touchdown passes rank 10th all time, and the most important stat for Quarterbacks is wins, and Krieg ranks 11 all time.

            Yes, I realize Krieg is also number three on the most fumbles of all time but number one is Warren Moon who is the Hall of Fame, and number two is Brett Favre will be in the Hall of Fame someday if he ever retires anyway. Despite playing for 18 years Krieg only ranks 25th on the all time interception list.

            Every Quarterback ahead of Krieg in touchdowns is in the hall, or at least hall bound besides Testaverde, and Testaverde does not come close to the amount of wins that Krieg had.

Not Only that, there are Quarterbacks who rank behind Krieg in these categories and they are in the Hall of Fame. I do understand many  may say Krieg never won, or in fact went to a super bowl, but that’s more of a reflection on the teams he played for. Yes I know Krieg had the great Steve Largent in Seattle the record-breaking wide receiver, and in Detroit he had Barry Sanders. The truth is Krieg never had an elite team around him, or that hard nosed defense to back him up. Some people say success should be measured by rings, I don’t think Trent Dilfer, and Brad Johnson or even Eli Manning are better just because they have a ring. All those three Quarterbacks had a good to even great defense to back them up.

            I’m bringing this up is because I have heard a lot of talk of how Kurt Warner should be in the hall, and if Krieg is not, I don’t believe Warner should be in. Warner does not come with in a inch of Krieg’s stat, and yet he is a sure hall of famer. I know Warner has a ring and came close to winning two more, and yes he is a MVP, but when you have played with Marshall Faulk, Torry Holt, Isaac Bruce, Larry Fitzgerald, and Edgerian James, all of those players are most likely going to the Hall, well it sure helps you out. Don’t get me wrong Warner should be in