Andre Reed is up for the HOF as one of the 17 finalists this year. What are his chances as he goes up against 2 other WR in this years ballot?
The other two receivers up for the induction with Reed are Cris Carter and Tim Brown.
Lets start by looking at the numbers..
Reed played in the NFL for 16 seasons and for two teams, the Bills and the Redskins. He amassed 951 rec, 13,198 yards, a 13.9 avg per catch and 87 TDs.
Carter played 16 seasons in the NFL. Carter played for the Eagles, Vikings and the Dolphins. He put together 1101 recs, 13,899 yards, a 12.6 avg per catch, and 130 TDs.
Brown played for 17 seasons in the NFL and played for the Raiders both in LA and Oakland, and the Bucs. He finished with 1094 rec, 14,934 yards, a 13.7 avg per catch, and 100 TDs.
For Andre Reed numbers-wise it looks like he may be waiting another year or two to be inducted into the HOF. The only stat that he was better in was avg yardage per catch at 13.9.
Based on the stats presented, I would love to see Reed get his due and he will but I think this year, Cris Carter will be inducted.
When Reed first came up for the induction a couple of years ago, it was said he would have to have made it in then, because there were other WR that put up better numbers coming in the years after him and if he didn’t he would be waiting a bit, but would eventually get in. He will be inducted but it may take a couple more years.