The Art Monk Hall of Fame Campaign

Hall of Fame wide receivers

  • Art Monk: 940rec  12,721yds 68tds (1980-1995)

Five Hall of Fame wide receivers played during Art Monk’s career.  They are listed by the year they were elected to the Hall:

  • 1995 Steve Largent: 819rec 13,089yds 100tds (1976-1989)
  • 1996 Charlie Joiner: 750rec 12,146yds 65tds (1969-1986)
  • 2001 Lynn Swann: 336rec 5,462yds 51tds (1974-1982)
  • 2002 John Stallworth: 537rec 8,723yds 63tds (1974-1987)
  • 2003 James Lofton: 764rec 14,004yds 75tds (1978-1993)
  • 2007 Michael Irvin: 750rec 11,904yds 65tds (1988-1999)


  1. Michael Irvin’s stats are just as good, if not better than all of these WR’s! Swann and Stallworth…give me a break! If these guys are in the HOF, then Irvin has to be there.

    Comment by joey from jersey — February 1, 2007 @ 3:06 am

  2. Even though I am a Cowboys fan, Art Monk should of been picked before Michael Irvin, because he did not involve himself in all the drama (illegal drugs) Michael Irvin was involved in. That alone should of made him the favorite. It only prove a good reputation means nothing in today’s world and that is SAD. Maybe next time ART MONK and this is coming from a Dallas Cowboys fan.

    Comment by Walter from Syracuse — February 5, 2007 @ 2:38 pm

  3. Irvin’s stats are just as good? What compilation of stats are YOU using? Wake up; anyone has better stats than Stallworth and Swann, but NOT better than Monk. He deserves it on basis of stats alone, not to mention character.

    Comment by Jaydee — February 5, 2007 @ 3:16 pm

  4. In considering Monk vs. Cris Carter, Tim Brown and Andre Reed, it should be noted that Monk’s personal playoff stats are the best of the bunch. His yards per game, catches per game, and yards per catch numbers beat out those of Carter, Brown, and Reed. Carter and Reed have Very Small advantages in TDs per game, while Monk beats out Brown even in this category. Playoff TD numbers are close, even though all of these other guys played in passing-first offenses, while Monk’s Redskins teams were power running teams at heart. If you compare each of these guys’ numbers in NFC/AFC Championship games, Monk sweeps ALL categories, outgaining the next best candidate by nearly 40 YARDS a game!
    Not only this, but Monk and the Redskins faced Much better competition in their playoff games. If you compare these candidates based on the number of Super Bowl winners and losers they played during their post season exploits, you’ll find that Monk and the ‘Skins come out WAY on top.
    Consider these purely anectdotal facts: Carter and the Vikings lost their two NFC Championship game appearances to the Chris Chandler-led Atlanta Falcons and the Kerry Collins-led NY Giants. Monk and the ‘Skins NEVER lost a playoff game to a team that was more than 2 years removed from a Super Bowl championship. I’ve created a statistic to compare the greatness of playoff opponents called the POGQ (playoff opponent greatness quotient) which I will not trouble you with here. Suffice to say, Monk and the ‘Skins win out in that comparison. Not only that, the teams who Monk and the ‘Skins faced in the playoffs actually had a higher regular season winning percentage than those faced by Carter, Brown or Reed.

    So Monk put up better personal playoff numbers, while his team was winning a higher percentage of their playoff games, against stronger playoff competition, and bringing home Super Bowl rings.
    All those pro bowls these other guys went to must look pretty insignificant.

    I have prepared a powerpoint presentation on this subject. If the person running this site would like a copy, please e-mail me and let me know where I can send it as an attachment.

    Comment by remember the redskins — September 28, 2007 @ 10:33 am

  5. Thanks to Monk’s long overdue induction this year, the way is cleared for Carter, Rice, and Tim Brown in the next three years. Contention over the WR position should not truly arise again until 2012, when these three guys are out of the way and the voters have to differentiate between Andre Reed, and Jimmy and Rod Smith.

    Comment by remember the redskins — July 20, 2008 @ 8:26 am

  6. How is Tim Brown not in the Hall of Fame? No other reciever other than Jerry Rice, could come close to being how good he was. Lynn Swann and John Stallworth being in the Hall of Fame is a joke. Brown had literally twice the stats those bums did.

    Comment by matt — November 14, 2008 @ 2:08 pm

  7. Dude, Tim Brown should definitely get in at some point, but, umm…

    He hasn’t been eligible yet.

    I believe he’ll be eligible for the first time next year. The problem there is that’s the same year Jerry Rice becomes eligible and the voters tend not to put in more than one guy per position at a time.

    Brown will probably go in in 2011.

    Comment by remember the redskins — November 22, 2008 @ 11:32 am

  8. Let’s not forget about Isaac Curtris of the Cincinati Bengals! His 12 year career is also better then Lynn Swan.. His first 4 years were 14 game season’s, include one half season with player’s strike and take into consideration that whe he came into the league the offese was more of a passing game then trhowing. The receiver’s did not have all th rules of protection that they have today as well!!He comleted is career with an all time Bengals best 17.1 yards per catch.

    Comment by Laran — May 16, 2011 @ 8:15 pm

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