That stat means almost nothing, for the reasons I listed above.It's a NFL record. It's not easy. Been thousands of games, hundreds to QBs. Not meaningless.
I don't have time to discuss the relative merits of 20 different records:Are these NFL records per you also meaningless?
Suffice it to say that they span from "Definitely not important" to "Pretty impressive."
While I don't agree with Q's wholesale distain for stats, we all know that a lot of them are meaningless or even misleading.
Most here--that saw both Fouts & Rivers' careers--know that Fouts was the better QB.
But his career passer rating looks dismal compared to PR's massive numbers in the pinball-score era (80.2 v. 95)
Hell, sucky Eli is at 84.1!! No one who knows the game thinks Eli can carry MFIC's jock.
Stats have their place...mostly for comparing guys and teams from the same era.
I used to argue that PR's stats would and should get him into the HoF...even if he had to slink in the back door.
But as I watch his predictable and steady failures on important drives, I now feel that:
A) If he improves significantly in that area, his numbers should barely qualify him...or
B) If he doesn't, then he's just a guy who put up big numbers in an easy passing era, but never rose above "good"
and should not go in...it would cheapen the Hall, and tons of mediocre guys will be posting big stats going forward...