Ken Anderson is widely regarded as one of the best quarterbacks not to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
After a 16-year career with the Cincinnati Bengals, Anderson said receiving a hall call would be an amazing feeling.
“I think it would be a lot of fun. Put it this way, it would put me on an even keel in my hometown of Batavia. My next-door neighbor is in the Hall of Fame, it happens to be in the NBA Hall of Fame, Dan Issel. It would be real cool for a small town like Batavia to have two people in the Hall of Fame,” Anderson said in an exclusive inteview last week. “I think it would be special for Augustana. And certainly, it would be one of the highlights of my life if something like that would ever happen. For some reason, the only position that’s judged by Super Bowls is the quarterback position. If you look at receivers or running backs or offensive line or defensive players, it’s not even a factor – how many Super Bowls did they win, but for a quarterback it seems like it’s one of the key statistics.”