Combine that with the fact that guys were intentionally going after Joe's knees from the day he left Alabama and could barely walk after a few years....Yes....Joe is a Hall of Famer.
No football fan who ever saw him play would ever dispute that. He passed the eyeball test. he was simply, flat great.
And the only QB who came close to being able to throw the ball like Namath was Marino. Eli isn't in the same country, let alone the same league.