as I find most of the arguments about Kelly. Dig a little deeper on almost any of the small-timey arguments and I would label most of them facile. Actually, I think they were worse, conclusions in search of premises.
To your point.
The 48% simply helped highlight the fact (that is fact) that nothing Hendrix has done to that point made him an obviously superior choice. 1-2 TD/Int ratio and a 48% completion % don't support the argument that Hendrix as an obviously better choice.