First Time Candidates
Champ Bailey learned the ropes of pro football during his second season in 2000, he had the privilege of playing side by side Deion Sanders and Darrell Green, two players who eventually made a place for themselves in the hall of fame. Bailey then claimed then took on Sander’s mantle in the Redskins and also became a member of NFL’s 2000 all-decade team. Bailey’s latest football game took place in Super Bowl XLVII after he played the 2013 season with the Broncos, his career long team.
Tony Gonzalez is a player with the most receiving yards and receptions on his position, in fact, his reception count total is only beaten by Jerry Rice’s count (1,549) which is 224 receptions more than Gonzalez. He is also a 5 time 1st team all pro and has been selected for Pro Bowl 14 times. Gonzalez’s track record is dotted with big numbers and noteworthy achievements.
Ed Reed is probably the deadliest interception return player out there, he holds the bragging rights for both of the longest pick sixes (106 and 107 yards) in the league’s history. Reed has scored a total of thirteen touchdowns and his total interception return length is about 1,590 yards. Reed had his final game with the Ravens in the 2012 season after achieving victory in the Super Bowl XLVII.
The three players mentioned above have an equal chance of getting a place in the coming year’s hall of fame, however, they are not going to be lounging in that hall all by themselves. There are a number of players who have an opportunity to visit the hall of fame for another year.
Isaac Bruce will be the third member of the Saint Louis Rams’ offensive of he manages to get a place in the hall of fame in 2019. He has been selected for Pro Bowl 4 times and has the number 5 positon on the all time career receiving yard list of NFL.
Tony Boselli was the first player to have been picked through a draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars. A 3 time all pro select and a 5 time pro bowler, he had a superb, yet short run due to the injuries that he sustained after having gone through 7 seasons.
Edgerrin James has the 13th position for all time career rushing yards and managed to lead the league’s rush in 1999 and then again in 2000. His total rushing yards even beat famous hall of fame players such as Franco Harris, Marcus Allen, and also Thurman Thomas.
John Lynch first came under the spotlight when he managed to scrape a victory along with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. The team’s sudden switch from being a joke to becoming Super Bowl Champions made Lynch shine, who is a 9 time Pro Bowler and has had the honour of becoming a hall of fame finalist 5 times now. He has also played on the secondary in a defence line up that consisted of Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp.