#AskTNS: Why isn’t Steve McNair in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Steve McNair

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@brody_hays_10 asks: Why is Steve McNair not in the NFL Hall of Fame?

That is a question I’ve always asked. I mean, he’s been a nominee year after year, but has never made it to the finale. I think the lack of Superbowls ruins his reputation as a quarterback. His team became just a yard short from solidifying his efforts in becoming a Pro Football Hall of Famer. Today, it doesn’t matter how much you help your team, what matters the most is how many Superbowls you win. I personally feel like that doesn’t ever define a person’s career in the NFL, but unfortunately not everyone agrees with that. It’s great to see that he was inducted into the Mississippi and Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Maybe that’ll make it more possible for him to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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