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!



Tony Gonzalez will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019 and our guess (and isn’t it everyone’s?) that the former 14 time Pro Bowl Tight End will enter in his first try. While he is waiting for that accolade he has one Hall to enter first: the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame.

Gonzalez (who also played basketball) was drafted out of UCLA 13th overall in 1997 and in his third season he would make his first of 10 Pro Bowls and first of five First Team All Pro nods. Gonzalez had four campaigns that exceeded 1,000 Yards (unheard of for a Tight End) and actually led the NFL in Receptions in 2004. In his 12 years with Kansas City, he tallied a whopping 10,940 Yards with 76 Touchdowns.

He will be honored at an Award banquet on February 24 and will be officially enshrined at Alumni Weekend this fall.

Gonzalez becomes the 44th player (and 48th member overall) to enter the Chiefs Hall of Fame.

We have another major update here at Notinhalloffame.com as our Football list of those who should be considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame has gone through a major revision.

Last February, 6 of our top 10 were selected (Ray Lewis #1, Jerry Kramer #2, Randy Moss #3, Brian Dawkins #7, Terrell Owens #8 and Brian Urlacher #9) as was another top 15 (Robert Brazile #15). This has brought as expected a major overhaul in our top 10 list but with the addition of three strong first ballot entries none of the returning entries will crack the top three.

Our Notinhalloffame.com Football Top Ten is:

Former Tight End Tony Gonzalez debuts at number one. Gonzalez is without question the greatest Tight End ever and if you don’t agree with that, you can’t argue that he is not the best in terms of pure offensive skill. The former dual sport star from UCLA is second all-time in Receptions and is a 14 time Pro Bowl Selection. If anyone on this list has a speech ready to go it should be Tony Gonzalez!

Champ Bailey makes his inaugural appearance on our list at #2. The Cornerback dominated his position for years and went to twelve Pro Bowls as well as being chosen for three First Team All-Pro rosters.

Former Defensive Player of the Year Ed Reed arrives at #3. Like Gonzalez and Bailey, Reed has the credentials of a first ballot Hall of Famer. The Safety is a nine time Pro Bowl and five time First Team All-Pro Selection and is a Super Bowl winner with the Baltimore Ravens. He is also the all-time leader in Interception Return Yards.

Alan Faneca returns at #4 and is the highest ranked returnee from our list. The Offensive Lineman has been a Finalist the last two years and is a nine time Pro Bowl and six time First Team All-Pro Selection. He won a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Chuck Howley is the highest rated former player who would need to get in via the Senior Committee. Howley, the MVP of Super Bowl V and six time Pro Bowler remains at #5.

Four time Super Bowl Champion L.C. Greenwood also holds the same rank as last year as he holds at #6. The former Pittsburgh Steeler was a six time Finalist and like Howley would need the Senior Committee to get inducted.

Johnny Robinson jumped from #10 to #7. The longtime Kansas City Chief is a former Super Bowl winner and was a Finalist six times. He too needs to enter via the Senior Committee.

From the Denver Broncos’ famed “Orange Crush”, Randy Gradishar jumped from #12 to #8. The former Linebacker was a two time Finalist was the Defensive Player of the Year in 1978 and was a seven time Pro Bowl and five time First Team All-Pro Selection.

Three time Super Bowl Champion Running Back Roger Craig moves up to #9. Craig was a Finalist in 2009.

Rounding out to the new top ten is Wide Receiver Torry Holt. Holt went to twelve Pro Bowls and helped the St. Louis Rams win the Super Bowl.

Gonzalez, Bailey and Reed are not the only new entries.

Four time Pro Bowl Selection London Fletcher enters our list at #66. Fletcher was a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams and is one of four players to have participated in 250 straight games.

Regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com know that we eventually plan to grow our core sports lists to 150 and as such we are allowing new entries to push our Football list beyond 100. We have two new entries in the lower end of the list with Asante Samuel at #97 and Brian Waters at #102.

You know what we want you to do!

Take a look at our new list (which can be found here) and let us know who you think should be in the next Pro Football Hall of Fame Class.

1. Tony Gonzalez

Is this even be a debate?

Tony Gonzalez is considered to be one of the best Tight Ends of all time and without question the greatest receiving Tight End in history.  Entering our list at number one, Gonzalez has all the makings of a first year Hall of Famer. A two-sport star at California (basketball and football), Gonzalez would emerge as a receiving machine and is one of the few Tight Ends to lead the NFL in Receptions in a year.