Is Matt Schaub a Hall of Famer? That is the question we are asking on this Wednesday morning. We do know one thing: he came on today's Pardon My Take to discuss his recent retirement (maybe), being a backup quarterback, and some of the records he set while in the NFL. But back to that initial question, we have a few stats to back up the fact that we at PMT believe the Virginia alum is heading to Canton.
1. Great player, even better guy (as said on PMT)
2. Best holder in the history fo the NFL (as said on PMT)
3. This stat below (as said on PMT)
Mr. Cat: From 2005- 2018, the only guy not named Drew Brees, Phil Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Peyton Manning, or Tom Brady to win the passing title was Matt Schaub. I mean, you might be a Hall of Famer, now that I just put that out there, right?
Mr. Commenter: Well, I mean, if you look at the fact that he threw for 527 yards in one game, which is the second most all-time, that still boggles my mind, by the way, that the record is I think it's 554, but it was in 1951. You talk about the game changing, was the 1951 record, I don't feel like yards were the same distance back then. It was just like some guy with a peg leg stepping off feet as best as he could.
Mr. Cat: Wait, but I'm looking at this, Matt. Would you say Drew Brees is a Hall of Famer, Matt?
Matt Schaub: 100%.
Mr. Cat: OK, what about Phil Rivers?
Matt Schaub: Yeah, I think he's got a chance, we'll see what he might do this year in the playoffs, we'll see.
Mr. Cat: OK, what about Ben Roethlisberger?
Matt Schaub: Yes.
Mr. Cat: OK, what about Peyton Manning?
Matt Schaub: Yeah, definitely.
Mr. Cat: OK, what about Tom Brady?
Matt Schaub: You know it.
Mr. Cat: OK, what about the other guy who led the league in passing from 2005 to 2018, Matt Schaub. See, we just did that for you.
Matt Schaub: Well you know, just the fact that I'm on here with you guys and you're saying this man, you're really, my ego, I might just go out and sign and play for ten more years. I don't know. You guys are really doing me some good right now, but no, I don't think so. I mean, I didn't start long enough. I didn't have enough of that success like those other guys, but that's how it happens sometimes.
Well, there you have it. Mr. Cat laid out all factual evidence that shows today's Pardon My Take guest may be well on his way to the Hall of Fame. Only time will tell.