This year we will have to face a very realistic possibility that this will be Moose's last year. Besides a 3 year haitus in Chicago, he has spent his entire career here in Carolina. He's the Panthers leading receiver in both receptions and passing yards. He's made a trip to the playoffs 4 times, got elected to the Pro-Bowl twice, and he's been to the Super Bowl twice as well.
He has almost 11,000 receiving yards for his career, only the 29th player in NFL history to surpass 10,000 receiving yards in a career. He's started in 175 games in the NFL, 134 of them with the Panthers. More important, he is a part of our team history, our legacy within the league. He is a player so endeared to us that we have developed the tradition of shouting his name every time he makes a catch. He has become a family name that everyone knows, and a guy we're used to seeing every time we turn on our television on Sunday afternoon.
It's an amazing thing, watching NFL players roll through their careers like they do. A select few players help their team to the Super Bowl, and even fewer get their first ring. Moose has had a long, happy career. He's pretty much done whatever there is to do as a player in the NFL. The only accomplishment that he's missing is his Super Bowl ring. That's the only thing that's missing from his long, illustrious career.
Let's say that Moose gets about 800 yards for the season which would being him to around 11.5k yards for his career. Would that be enough to get him into the Hall of Fame?