Chat with Warren Moon
Warren Moon threw for more than 49,000 yards in his NFL career.
Welcome to SportsNation! On Wednesday, Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon stops by to chat about the upcoming NFL season, as well as ESPN's "Madden Legends Week Powered by EA Sports Arena" here at ESPN. Madden 13 hit stores on Tuesday.
The University of Washington product played 16 seasons in the NFL and another six in the CFL. He was selected to play in nine Pro Bowls, winning the 1990 Offensive Player of the Year. While in the CFL, Moon, a member of the 2006 Hall of Fame class, won five straight Grey Cups.
Send your questions now and join Moon Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET!
Warren Moon (12:57 PM)
Hello everyone! I'm ready for your questions!
Alex Richardson (Omaha, Nebraska)
What did it feel like to get that call that you were a Hall of Famer?
Warren Moon (12:58 PM)
It was one of the most emotional phone calls I've had in my life. It seemed like everything I went through to get to that stage in my career came pouring out at once. It was very emotional.
With the evolution of today's passing game, do you think the all-time passing yards records will fall?
Warren Moon (12:59 PM)
I think there is a chance, but I don't see many guys playing as long as Favre did for example. I think Peyton has 2-3 years left so I'm not sure if he is close enough. If someone is ready to put in a 18 year career, they could probably do it.
Warren Moon (1:00 PM)
I could definitely see the single season record going down. I could see Brady's record of 50 TDs going down. Brees keeps getting close. It seems 2-3 guys are getting in that range. If you're getting in high 40s no reason you can't get to 50+.
Todd Almann (Boston)
Was there one team or player that you felt like you owned? Someone that you always seemed to perform well against?
Warren Moon (1:01 PM)
Not really. At least I don't think so. The only thing I can think of is Indianapolis. I always seemed to do pretty well against them. I just always hoped to play my best against my division opponents.
Sam H. (Houston, TX)
What you have been OK with any of your teams being on a show like Hard Knocks?
Warren Moon (1:02 PM)
I really wouldn't have cared for it. Training camp you really look forward to that private time with the team and creating chemistry to get yourself established for the season. With those cameras around all the time, I'm not sure people are asking their natural selves.
Warren, how do you feel about being back in Madden, years after you retired??
Warren Moon (1:03 PM)
It's a great honor. Being considered a legend is an honor. It keeps you relevant. And it educates a whole other generation of kids who maybe didn't see me play and can learn a little about me.
What do you think of all the attention on safety concerns in the NFL? Were you ever seriously worried about your safety? And do you worry rules changes to offset the issues will have a negative impact on the game?
Warren Moon (1:04 PM)
I always worried about my safety. I had 6 concussions. Nowadays the game is as safe as it can get as far as the rules are concerned. The rest is up to the players, how they play the game, and trying to improve the equipment if possible.
Brandon Jones (San Fran)
What do you think about all these rookie quarterbacks starting Week 1? Does it say more about the overall quality of QBs in the league right now or the quality of coaching and development in college?
Warren Moon (1:05 PM)
I think it is more about the development in college. They are running more pro style offenses. They are just more prepared overall given what they are doing in college. The learning curve isn't nearly as big as it used to be. They are ready to handle what is coming their way, but there is still an adjustment to the speed of the game.
Gregory (Plano, Tx)
You already threw for a lot of yards in your career. How do you think you would have done with the pro-passing rules installed in today's game?
Warren Moon (1:06 PM)
Yes, no question. I would have thrown for even more yards the way the game is played today. The rules dictate the QBs and WRs have huge numbers. The trent will be around for awhile and then change back to RBs at some point.
Brandon Jones (San Fran)
Would you do anything different in your career if you had it to do over?
Warren Moon (1:07 PM)
I would have played better!
Jerry (Easton, PA)
Those old Oilers uniforms were so awesome. Do you still have any of your jerseys? Did you keep a lot of stuff from your playing days?
Warren Moon (1:08 PM)
I have all of my uniforms. Blue and white. I still get a ton of those jerseys sent to me every year from different companies that are producing them. I sign a lot of them for charities.
Justin (Also Plano TX (thats awesome))
What do you think of so many NFL teams moving into a pass-heavy offensive attack with dual-RBs or running-back-by-committees? Do you think the workhorse back is a position that might die out completely?
Warren Moon (1:09 PM)
No, I think it will rebound and become a trend at some point. The Texans still rely on the run and if you can have a healthy Adrian Peterson, running is still a huge part of your game. Marshawn Lynch is another great one. I think the trend will return in 4-5 years.
In Ultimate Team do you use yourself as the QB?
Warren Moon (1:10 PM)
I do play sometimes. I would play once as myself just to see it... but then switch to another legend! Maybe Montana or Aikman.
Warren Moon (1:12 PM)
Thanks for the questions! Go get your copy of Madden 13! Follow me at #WMoon1 and hopefully we can do this again sometime!