45. Charley Conerly

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45.  Charley Conerly
Many entries on this list discuss how you can’t compare offensive statistics from the 60’s and 70’s to today’s inflated numbers.  This is even more accurate when looking at the stars of the 1950’s.  Perhaps this is why Charlie Conerly, the Quarterback of the New York Giants during the 50’s was on the final ballot multiple times but dropped off seemingly for good after 1980.

Conerly was the QB throughout the 50’s and was constantly near the top annually in touchdown passes and quarterback rating.  Those numbers would not be huge today but they were more than acceptable for that era.  He was a popular player among fans and teammates and did have flashes of his brilliance throughout his career.

It is likely that had he led the NFL in more offensive categories in his career, he would have had a better shot for enshrinement.  As it stands now, it appears that the window for Charlie Conerly to enter Canton has closed.

Should Charley Conerly be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 89.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 3.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Clarksburg, Mississippi, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 1967
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Played For: New York Giants
  • College: Mississippi
  • Drafted: 13th Round, 127th Pick in 1945
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (2) (1950, & 1956)
    Highest Passing Rating (1) (1959)
    NFL Championship Rings (1) (New York Giants, 1956)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Passes Completed (9) (1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957 & 1959)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passes Attempted (8) (1948, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957 & 1959)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yards (9) (1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957 & 1959)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Touchdowns (13) (1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1959)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Rating (11) (1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1959)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yard/Game (10) (1948, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1959)
    Top Ten Finishes: Pass Completion Percentage (11) (1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1959)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 65.  Passing Touchdowns: 173
  • Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame: Finalist: 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978 & 1980

Should Charley Conerly be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 89.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 3.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.3%
Last modified on Monday, 06 May 2019 03:01

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0 #3 Jack Lavelle 2018-09-30 18:43
I knew Charlie Conerly when I worked with the Giants as a kid in training camp and at home games. Charlie was a canny old pro who could bring it. He was NFL MVP in 1959 when Johnny Unitas was the toast of the football world. That should tell you something. He definitely belongs in the Hall. This is a sad oversight.
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0 #2 Suzanne S Ballard 2018-09-18 15:22
CLARKSDALE, Mississippi
NOT Clarksburg
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-2 #1 Ziggy Koole -0001-11-30 00:00
Conerly was the best quarterback in the 1950s. Better than Norm Van Brocklin, Bobby Layne, YA Tittle, or even Otto Graham. It's just stupid that he's not in the hall of fame. I can understand why you put him so low on the list, but he should be higher.
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