Quietly Spectacular: Why Ken Anderson Should Be in the Hall of Fame

March 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

You know those players who are just always overshadowed by some other player throughout their whole career and they never really generate the attention they should? 
That perfectly describes former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson, a man who not only should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but a player who is arguably one of the twenty greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game.
I have three simple arguments for Anderson's case for the Hall of Fame:
1) He was a winner.
Ken Anderson was scouted by Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Bill Walsh after a solid career at the University of Cincinnati. Walsh drafted Anderson in the third round of the 1971 draft. 
Under Walsh's tutelage, Anderson, with his precise accuracy, became the first quarterback to successfully run the West Coast offense. 
Anderson led the Bengals to seven winning records and three double-digit win seasons.
He led the Bengals to the postseason in 1973, 1975...

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