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37. Roman Gabriel

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37.  Roman Gabriel
In the early 1960’s, to say that the Los Angeles Rams were bad would be an understatement.  Things began to change slowly once Roman Gabriel really came into his own as their Quarterback.

By the late 60’s, it was evident that Gabriel was a top flight Quarterback in the NFL, and he cemented that with the 1969 NFL MVP Award.  He brought the Rams to respectability and made them a legitimate championship threat.  He posted very good numbers for the Rams and his powerful arm had few rivals.

Like many offensive stars form the 60’s and 70’s, Roman Gabriel has watched many of the 90’s and 00’s record huge offensive statistics that shattered that of the previous generation.  This could be the primary reason why Gabriel and others like him haven’t made a dent with the Football Hall of Fame committee.

Should Roman Gabriel be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 87.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.9%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 1983
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Played For: Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams
  • College: North Carolina State
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 2nd Overall in 1962
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NFL Most Valuable Player (1) (1969)
    Bert Bell Award (1) (1969)
    NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1) (1973)
    Pro Bowl MVP (1) (1968)
    Pro Bowl Selections (4) (1967, 1968, 1969, & 1973)
    First Team All Pro Selections (1) (1969)
    Most Completions (1) (1973)
    Most Attempts (2) (1970 & 1973)
    Most Passing Yards (1) (1973)
    Most Passing Touchdowns (2) (1969 & 1973)
    Most Passing Yards/Game (1) (1973)
    AFL Championship Rings (1) (San Diego Chargers, 1963)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (1967)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passes Completed (9) (1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 & 1974)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passes Attempted (10) (1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 & 1974)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yards (8) (1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 & 1973)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Touchdowns (7) (1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 & 1973)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Rating (8) (1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973 & 1975)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yard/Game (11) (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973 & 1974)
    Top Ten Finishes: Pass Completion Percentage (5) (1966, 1967, 1969, 1973 & 1974)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 39.  Passes Attempted: 4,498
    42.  Passing Touchdowns: 201
    49.  Passing Yards: 29,444
    52.  Passes Completed: 2,366

Should Roman Gabriel be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 87.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.9%
Last modified on Sunday, 05 May 2019 04:36