Sterling Sharpe played only season NFL seasons because of a neck injury. The question is, is Sharper worthy of the Hall of Fame? i say yes.
Although he only played seven seasons, he put up outstanding numbers in those seven years. In five of them, Sharpe had over 1,000 receiving yards. Also, he had double-digit touchdowns in four seasons. In 1989 Sharper caught 90 passes for 1,423 yards and 12 touchdowns and put up consistent numbers for the next couple of years.
When Brett Favre became the Green Bay Packers starter in 1992, Sharpe started to reach another level. In the 1992 season, Sharpe caught 108 passes, 1,461 yards, and 13 touchdowns. The next season he followed that up with 112 catches, 1,274, and 11 touchdowns. In Sharpe’s final season, he caught a career-high 18 touchdowns with 1,119 receiving yards. Sharpe was one of the best receivers in the NFL and was putting up just as good of numbers as Jerry Rice.
Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis played seven NFL seasons, but only four seasons full season, but it was a dominant four-seasons, and he rushed four 2,000 yards one year and won two Super Bowls. Sharpe didn’t get to any Super Bowls, but he was dominant in his seven years.
Sterling Sharpe finished his career with 595 catches, 8.134 yards, and 65 touchdowns; he made the Pro Bowl five teams and the All-Pro team three times. Sharpe led the NFL in receptions three times and touchdowns twice. The former Packer star was one of the best receivers in his era and deserved to be in the Hall of Fame.