Did we make a mistake not ranking Drew Bledsoe
in his first year of eligibility? Statistically speaking we may have as his career statistics are more impressive than other Quarterbacks ranked higher than him. However other intangibles come into play which just makes it so hard for us to determine the perfect place for him on this list.
Sure he has solid career totals and impressive statistical seasons but what can never be forgotten is that once he got injured, Tom Brady stepped in and took the Patriots over the final hurdle that Bledsoe never could do; and that there lies the problem. In his first year of eligibility, Bledsoe was not a semi-finalist which shows that many view him the same way we do…a very good QB who also was a bit of a stat accumulator at the end yet has a bit of a Wally Pipp quality to him. Drew Bledsoe was very good, but a lot of things would have to go right for him to be considered a serious threat for Canton, for that elusive Super Bowl (which he does have but on the injured list) means more on a Quarterback’s Hall of Fame resume than any other position.
Should Drew Bledsoe be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 62.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.4%