If you have an eleven year professional football career and you make the Pro Bowl for nine of them, it can be widely assumed that you had a very productive career. Maxie Baughan
did just that, but because he spread those accomplishments across three teams, he is not specifically associated with any franchise, which may have hampered his recognition factor.
Baughan first cut his teeth with the Eagles and was a big part of their championship run in 1960. He was easily the best defender on the Eagles, but as that team’s fortunes waned, he looked to be traded to a contender. He took his skills to the Rams and later Washington, where at both stops he remained a perennial Pro Bowler.
Maxie Baughan was always a great player, but he was not that force of nature that other Linebackers had been. His acrimonious departure from the Eagles has also led to him not being listed on the Eagles Honor Roll. If Baughan can’t get sufficiently honored by any team, it makes it more difficult to see him enshrined by the league as a whole.
Should Maxie Baughan be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 85.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.8%