If the Football Hall of Fame was based solely on excitement there should be no doubt that Randall Cunningham
would have been inducted on the first ballot. His nickname of the “Human Highlight Reel” was well deserved and he was hands down the most entertaining Quarterback of his era.
Randall Cunningham could beat you with his throwing arms or with his legs. He excelled at scrambling and is the current all-time leader for rushing yards (4,928) for a Quarterback. This made him exciting to watch but also overshadowed his ability to throw. Cunningham was an efficient thrower and as his speed began to wane, he was able to prove to a lot of people in the league that he could throw with the best of them.
Cunningham scrambling was not always effective as he was sacked a lot. He did, however, bring so many weapons (he was also a great punter) to the field that he inspired a new generation of mobile multi-faceted quarterbacks. Cunningham never won the AP MVP, but he was a three-time Bert Bell Award winner, and also won a PFWA MVP and NEA MVP. Doesn't that show how incredible he was? This should be enough to be worth a look from the Hall, though it has not happened yet.
Should Randall Cunningham be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 81.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.2%