As shown with earlier entries, the 1970s may have delivered some great wide receivers but statistically, they don’t measure up to the huge numbers put out by the current generation. Drew Pearson
was a star in his time, but he is sometimes forgotten due to the time in which he played.
In the mid 70’s Drew Pearson was the Cowboy’s go-to receiver and the one they counted on in the clutch. He was a big play receiver and was named to the 1970s All-Decade team and led the league in receiving yards in 1977. Had there been ESPN when he played he would have been a Sunday night staple on Sports Center.
As good as he was, he had been overtaken by the stats later receivers tabulated in the more open game. This could be why someone like Pearson who was considered to be bubble Hall of Fame candidate could not even get on the Semi-Finalist list. What did occur is that he was chosen as a Finalist for the 100th Anniversary Centennial Slate Class. He didn't get in and his reaction was heartbreaking.
Should Drew Pearson be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 88.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.4%