Cris Carter has been elected into the Hall of Fame – finally – and the reactions are rolling in. Here’s what his former teammate Warren Moon had to say about the newly-minted Hall of Famer:
I played with a lot of prominent receivers but Cris Carter was by far the most talented and competitive. Having Cris was like having another quarterback on the field. He was such a great student of the game and knew defenses and routes better than anyone I played with. He was able to take advantage of opponents because of how much work he put in during the week. He wanted the ball in clutch situations and made big plays when they counted most.
Moon isn’t the only guy singing Carter’s praises. Here’s what Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant said about the former Viking:
Scouts can’t measure instinct. All the great players have great instinct, and Cris Carter had as great of receiver instincts as any to ever play the game. He was an exceptional football player that knew how to adjust to the ball from the instant the ball left the quarterback’s hand. Cris had some of the greatest hands in the history of the NFL, and I personally never remember him dropping a ball.
If Bud Grant likes you? You’re okay in my book.