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Jordan Gross

Playing his entire professional career with the Carolina Panthers, Jordan Gross was a dominating Offensive Tackle who was a rarity in that the second half of his career was better than his first half. Gross actually retired as a Pro Bowler and would start all 167 Games of his career.

The 2019 Football Futures are now up!

It is always onward and upward for us at Notinhalloffame.com, and as such we wanted to take the time to update our Football Futures section.  This is the portion of the website where you have the opportunity to let us know your opinion as whether retired players who are not yet eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame should be enshrined in Canton.  This process also helps us establish where these players should be ranked once eligible.

We already had the Football Futures from 2016, 2017 and 2018 up, and recently we have updated our 2017 Football Futures and our2018 Football Futures Section.

You know what comes next right? 

The 2019 Football Futures, of course!

Unlike the 2017 and 2018 sections, the 2019 portion is brand new to Notinhalloffame.com.

The 2019 Football Futures consist of:

Adrian Wilson, a Strong Safety who is a member of the 25/25 Club and is a five time Pro Bowl Selection.

Andre Carter, a Defensive End who had over 60 Quarterback Sacks in his career.

Andre Gurode, a Center who made the Pro Bowl five times.

Asante Samuel, a Cornerback with two Super Bowl Rings with the New England Patriot, four Pro Bowls and a two time leader in Interceptions.

Brian Moorman, a Punter who went to two Pro Bowls.

Brian Waters, an Offensive Guard who went from undrafted to making six Pro Bowls.

Bryant McKinnie, an Offensive Tackle who went to one Pro Bowl and won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens.

Carl Nicks, an Offensive Guard who was a two time Pro Bowler and helped the New Orleans Saints win a Super Bowl.

Champ Bailey, a Cornerback who went to twelve Pro Bowls in a row, was a three time First Team All Pro Selection and a three time Second Team All Pro.

Chris Snee, an Offensive Guard who was a four time Pro Bowl Selection and two time Super Bowl Champion with the New York Giants.

Dallas Clark, a Tight End who was a one time Pro Bowl selection and a member of the Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl Team.

Dan Koppen, a Center who went to one Pro Bowl and was a two time Super Bowl Champion with the New England Patriots.

David Akers, a Place Kicker with six Pro Bowls and two seasons leading the NFL in Points Scored.

David Diehl, an Offensive Lineman who went to one Pro Bowl and helped the New York Giants win two Super Bowls.

David Garrard, a Quarterback with a Pro Bowl nod under his belt.

Ed Reed, a Safety who was a nine time Pro Bowler, a Defensive Player of the Year and a leader on the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Team.

Jonathan Vilma, a Linebacker who went to three Pro Bowls and aided the New Orleans Saints to a Super Bowl.

Jordan Gross, an Offensive Guard who was a three time Pro Bowl Selection and was a recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award.

Kellen Winslow II, a Tight End and one time Pro Bowl Selection.

Le’Ron McClain, a Fullback who was chosen for two Pro Bowls.

London Fletcher, a Linebacker who was a four time Pro Bowl Selection and recorded over 2,000 tackles.

Michael Robinson, a Fullback who went to one Pro Bowl and helped the Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl.

Nnamdi Asomugha, a Cornerback who was twice named a First Team All Pro Selection.

Quintin Mikell, a Safety who was a Pro Bowler once.

Rob Bironas, a Place Kicker who once led the NFL in Field Goals.

Shaun Rogers, a Defensive End who selected for the Pro Bowl three times.

Sidney Rice, a Wide Receiver who went to one Pro Bowl and received a Super Bowl Ring with the Seattle Seahawks.

Tony Gonzalez, a Tight End who was a Pro Bowl choice fourteen times, a six time First Team All Pro and who is second all-time in Receptions.

Vonta Leach, a Fullback who went to three Pro Bowls and earned a Super Bowl Ring with the Baltimore Ravens.

Will Smith, a Defensive End who was a Pro Bowler once and was a member of the New Orleans Saint Super Bowl team.

Willis McGahee, a Running Back who was a two time Pro Bowl Selection.

Yeremiah Bell, a Safety who went to one Pro Bowl.



Regular visitors to the website, you know what we want you to do!

Take a look at this new section and let your voice be heard.  Cast a vote and offer your opinion on this group of gridiron greats.

Shortly, we will be unveiling our Football Futures for 2020.

As always we here at Notinhalloffame.com thank you for your support and pledge to continue to bring you more Hall of Fame related content!



The Carolina Panthers announced four new names for their Hall of Honor

Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that the Carolina Panthers have announced that four new members will be added to their Hall of Honor for 2019.

Before we look at those new members, let’s take a look at the Hall of Honor itself, which is still in a state of development.  Prior to this announcement, only two people were honored, that of former player Sam Mills and former executive Mike McCormack who were inducted way back in 1998.  There had been no discernable talk after about new members would enter the Hall of Honor but this changed when the new owner David Tepper bought the team.  

The Class of 2019 are:

Jake Delhomme: Quarterback 2003-09.  Delhomme arrived in 2003 as a free agent and took over as the team’s starter quickly coming in during the first game of the season in relief of Rodney Peete.  This began a Cinderella season where he took the Panthers all the way to an unexpected Super Bowl XXXVIII appearance where they lost in the last play of the game to the New England Patriots.  Delhomme would remain the team’s QB through to 2009 and the 2005 Pro Bowl Selection would throw for 19,258 Yards and 120 Touchdowns as a Panther.

Jordan Gross: Offensive Tackle 2003-13.  Gross would play 167 Games in the NFL all with Carolina and he started them all.  Gross was a three-time Pro Bowl Selection who was also chosen in 2018 as a First Team All-Pro.

Steve Smith: Wide Receiver 2000-13.  Smith was drafted in the 3rdRound in 2001 out of Utah and he would become the greatest offensive threat in Panthers history. He was a Pro Bowl Selection four times and a First Team All-Pro twice and in 2005 he would lead the NFL in Receptions (103), Receiving Yards (1,563) and Receiving Touchdowns (12).  Before he signed with the Baltimore Ravens in 2014, Smith would accrue 836 Receptions, 12,197 Yards and 67 Touchdowns as a Panther. Smith is considered to be a solid threat to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame once eligible.

Wesley Walls: Tight End 1996-02.  Walls played six years in the NFL before joining Carolina in 1996 and it was there where he had his best years.  Walls played in Carolina for seven years and was a Pro Bowler in five of them.  With the Panthers he would accumulate 324 Receptions, 3,902 Yards with 44 TDs.

  

Going forward, what we know is that the other considered nominees for the Class of 2019 was not revealed and that there is no guarantee that there will be an inductee every year.  While it has not been finalized, the belief is that a player must have played for the organization for a minimum of three years and be retired for at least two.  Both Mills and McCormack have statues, but it will be commemorative busts for the new inductees. Their names will be added to the upper bowl inside the stadium.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate and Jake Delhomme, Jordan Gross, Steve Smith and Wesley Walls for earning this honor.

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