3 reasons Andre Johnson should enter the HOF before Anquan Boldin

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Andre Johnson holds the slight statistical edge over Anquan Boldin

When compared head to head, both of their career stats are very similar. Not only did these two get drafted in the same year, but they also had their final season in 2016. That’s crazy enough on its own.

Starting with Boldin, receptions and touchdowns are the main difference makers over Johnson. Yet, Johnson managed to have more yards than Boldin career-wise, and also had a slight edge in career yards per game than Boldin (73.5 to 68.2).

This could be splitting hairs, but the Hall of Fame committee is going to look at everything. Even when comparing their time with their first team, the difference is only 1.5 yards in that same yards per game (80.5 for Johnson to Boldin’s 79.2).

Totals Table
Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece
Rk Player From To Rec Yds TD Y/R Lng
1 Anquan Boldin 2003 2016 1076 13779 82 12.8 79
2 Andre Johnson 2003 2016 1062 14185 70 13.4 77

Johnson additionally has 2 All-Pro list selections, one of the few accolades that Boldin does not. I’m not sure if that carries the same weight as it did anymore, but we’ve seen the HOF committee keep guys out for weird (or sometimes) no reason at all.