Originally Posted by jth1331
Hey man, when you're up against the wall, might as well go for broke.
The only real knock I have against Welker are his lack of TD's. If you just look at his Patriot years, he only averaged 6 TD's a year.
Now, I do also think that as of right now, Welker is not a HOFer.
If we bring up the TD statistic, that takes out Andre Johnson from talk as well.
He is 22nd all time in receptions and 27 all time in yards, but only 56 TDs overall. By the time he is done (lets just say 3 years of 60 catches, 900 yards which is reasonable) he would be right at Top 10 all-time for receptions and yards.
I dont want to think about other teams so possible Saints for Hall of Fame candidacy are (most of these are if they keep it up style)
Drew Brees- By the time he is done, barring injury, he will be Top 3 in every major quarterbacking category, holding a few records, and having a Super Bowl ring. I would say he is a lock to get in.
Marques Colston- 0 chance he gets in, but I bring him up because if he has 3 more "average" years (by his standards), he will be Top 40 all time in receptions, yards, tds. He never gets the recognition of being "the man" at the WR position, he is a quiet guy who does his job.
Jimmy Graham- 215 catches in basically less than two full season (didnt play much rookie year, missed some time the other two). But with Brees QBing, a average of 80 catches the next 3 years wont be out of the question, which would put him near 500 catches, which would be near the top. Kellen Winslow is 6th with 529, so in just 6-7 years he could start cracking the all time greats. Id say barring a major injury he has 75% chance.
Darren Sproles- I would say maybe 2% chance, but most people don't know that if he averages 1500 all-purpose yards for the next 3 years, he will be Top 10 all time in All-Purpose yards. As of now the only other three in the category not HOFs are Tim Brown, LaDanian, and Brian Mitchell.
Jahri Evans- Consider one of the best in the league right now, and has been considered for the past 4/5 years. Hasnt miss a game in 7 years, if he continues I would say he would have a 40% chance to make it.