McNabb says he deserves HOF nod: 'My numbers are better than Troy Aikman'
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Retired quarterback Donovan McNabb first became eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017, and he's yet to make it to even the semifinal cut.

McNabb believes he's been wronged.

"Absolutely, and I'm not hesitating on that. I am a Hall of Famer. My numbers speak for themselves," McNabb said Friday on TMZ Sports.

" ... My numbers are better than Troy Aikman, but he has Super Bowl rings and he's played with Hall of Famers as well."

McNabb played 13 seasons, posting a 98-62-1 record. The six-time Pro Bowler threw for 37,276 yards, with 234 touchdowns and 117 interceptions.

In 12 seasons, Aikman went 94-71 while throwing for 32,942 yards, with 165 touchdowns and 141 interceptions. Aikman was named to the Pro Bowl six times too, but he's also a three-time Super Bowl champion. He was a key piece of the Dallas Cowboys' dynasty when the team won three championships in four seasons between 1991 and 1994.

McNabb understands enshrinement isn't based purely on statistics.

"When you look at my numbers, yeah, but then they always want to add other stuff onto it. 'Was he an All-Pro? Was he this? How many Super Bowl opportunities?'" McNabb said. "But, people don't realize how hard it is to get to the NFC Championship and to get there five times, and then make it to a Super Bowl? It's tough."

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