Today on the drive to work I heard about Kerry Collins deciding to call it a career. Whenever a player retires, I try and decide if he is Hall of Fame member. My gut reaction was no, then I learned that he is a 16 year veteran and is a top of a lot of career marks for quarterbacks.
Here is a breakdown of his career stats:
- 9th in career passes completed
- 9th in career pass attempts
- 11th in career passing yards (over 40,000 yards)
- 29th in career passing TDs
- 31st in career passing yards per game
Of course on the bad side of his career:
- 28th in career interceptions
- 24th in career sacks
- 34th in career yards lost (sacks)
My bottom line in Hall of Fame selection is simple, during his time in the NFL was he one of the best at his position to play them game. My answer is no. He never had a season more than 22 touchdowns in a season, only 2 pro bowl appearances and no post season hardware. Postseason record was just 3-4, over the course of 16 seasons.
As for Kerry’s card and autograph in general, it’s quite affordable. His autographed cards can be had for $3 or less. Heck you can even get an autographed helmet for under $20. The thing is though that I can’t even recommend getting his autograph at those prices. I just don’t see a huge demand for him. In the end, it’s a solid vagabond like career but not enough for enshrinement.