Although they only won one NFL Championship in the late 50’s and early 60’s, the New York Giants were a loaded team. Jimmy Patton
was a star Safety on this squad, but his exploits have largely been forgotten.
When the Giants won the 1956 NFL Championship, Jimmy Patton was really coming to his own. He progressively got better and in 1958 led the league in interceptions. Patton was a big part of the Giants defense and helped them make the NFL Championship game multiple times.
Jimmy Patton’s football exploits seem like a faded memory. He was a five time All Pro, but with multiple Giant teammates already inducted, the odds for a man who was never a finalist seems remote at best.
Should Jim Patton be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 75.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 10.5%