A lot of people talk about “Playstation” numbers whereby offensive stars put up offensive numbers that don’t seem realistic. John Hadl
was putting up those types of numbers when Quarterbacks generally were more conservative and decades before the Madden craze took over.
On three separate occasions, John Hadl eclipsed 3,000 yards passing. This is expected out of many Quarterbacks now, but it was very impressive considering the era he played in. He was one of the games early gunslingers and as such posted very impressive Touchdowns Pass numbers. Subsequently, this led to a copious amount of interceptions and he did finish his career with more picks than TD passes.
Regardless of those IT numbers, Hadl was an exciting Quarterback and was different than any other from his time period. It would be interesting to see how he would have been used in today’s game.
Should John Hadl be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 68.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 15.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.1%