Why Tim Brown Is a Hall Of Famer, Not Andre Reed Or Cris Carter

January 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I must agree with the analytical sentiments of a writer on sports-reference.com who determined that Tim Brown had the most consistent Hall of Fame credentials between him, Cris Carter, and Andre Reed.
The Hall of Fame has released its list of 17 finalists for the Hall of Fame, including four wide receivers. Jerry Rice tops the list as a shoo-in, while Tim Brown, Andre Reed, and Cris Carter round out the other three.
In the case of Reed from the Buffalo Bills, Reed benefited from a pass-orientated offense, was on a team that has six Hall of Famers, and generally didn't dominate despite the famous K-Gun offense.
Between Carter and Brown, Brown had more receiving yards and ranked in the top five of the NFL in four different years in an era of the NFL where the statistics of receivers have skyrocketed. Meaning that, amongst tough competition, Brown excelled, despite having little offensive support for most of his career with the Raiders.
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