Monday, January 26, 2009

FF HoF- Carter


Cris Carter

What gives CC the edge and gets him in the Hall as the last wide receiver is his consistent play as a top ten guy. After his troubles in Philly with drug and alcohol abuse he was cut by Rex Ryan's dad, even though according to the coach "all he does is catch touchdowns." The Vikings took a chance on him and after a bit of a transition period, Carter proved himself as a top flight receiver in '93 with Denny Green as a new coach and veteran QB Jim McMahon under center. What makes Cris's career in Minnesota so impressive is that he dealt with a ridiculous QB carousel and still managed to be the second best WR of the 90s behind Jerry Rice. Here are Carter's QBs from 1990 to 2000 in Minny...Rich Gannon, Sean Salisbury, Jim McMahon, Brad Johnson, Randall Cunningham, Jeff George and Daunte Culpepper. What would Cris have done if he were in Indy with Peyton for 10 years, or even in Philly Donovan for 10 years. He could have been the second best receiver hands down with a steady arm under center. Given all that, he still put up the numbers and performed as a top 10 WR from '93 to '00.

Year---Rank at WR----------Stats

'91-----18th-------------962 yards. 5 td.
'92-----21st-------------681 yards. 6 td.
'93-----5th--------------1071 yards. 9 td.
'94-----10th-------------1256 yards. 7 td.
'95-----4th--------------1371 yards. 17 td.
'96-----7th--------------1163 yards. 10 td.
'97-----4th--------------1069 yards. 13 td.
'98-----7th--------------1011 yards. 12 td.
'99-----3rd--------------1241 yards. 13 td.
'00-----10th-------------1274 yards. 9 td.

bold=led the league

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