Donovan McNabb compares himself to Troy Aikman to make Hall of Fame case


Donovan McNabb is a Hall of Famer. Or, at least he is according to Donovan McNabb.

The former Eagles, Redskins and Vikings quarterback compared himself favorably to Cowboys legend Troy Aikman, saying he “absolutely” deserves to be enshrined in Canton, because the two have similar numbers, with McNabb holding a edge in some categories.

McNabb has 37,276 career passing yards to Aikman’s 3,2942, 234 touchdown passes to Aikman’s 165 and 117 interceptions to Aikman’s 141.

“I’m not hesitating on that. I am a Hall of Famer,” McNabb told TMZ Sports. “My numbers are better than Troy Aikman’s, but he has Super Bowl rings.”

Aikman has three Super Bowl rings, to be exact. McNabb has zero.

That might serve to explain some of what troubles the former Philadelphia Eagle, who retired after the 2011 season.

McNabb could never get over the hump in January, with a 9-7 career playoff record. The closest he ever came to the Lombardi Trophy was losing one to Tom Brady and the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX.

“But people don’t realize how hard it is to get to the NFC Championship,” McNabb said. “And to get there five times, and then make it to a Super Bowl.”

If that’s hard, imagine how tough it must be to win three championships. Apparently, McNabb can’t.