John Madden

HOF 2016: Ken "Snake" Stabler makes Hall 1 year after death

Ken Stabler built a Hall of Fame career on moments more than raw numbers.

Stabler threw more interceptions than touchdowns, completed fewer than 60 percent of his passes, and posted a quarterback rating of 90 or better just twice in 15 NFL seasons.

Yet Stabler was the offensive leader of the great Oakland Raiders teams of the 1970s, helping the team win its first Super Bowl and make it to four other conference championship games in a five-year span.

"Sometimes we forget how smart Kenny Stabler was," his former coach John Madden said. "He was a brilliant quarterback with a brilliant football mind. He would set things up. There's a thing that they don't...