It is time for a massive update here at Notinhalloffame.com where one of our core lists have been revised. The list in question is those worthy of Pro Football Hall of Fame consideration.
The first thing that we obviously do with the football list is remove those who were inducted. This took out:
Many of the above were in our top ten, resulting in a monstrous shift at the top of our mountain.
With those remaining, we factored votes and comments that came from all of you, to alter ranks.
We then added those who are worthy who are now eligible for the first time in 2024.
Here is or new top ten!
We have a brand new #1, with first-year eligible defensive superstar, Julius Peppers. The Defensive End recorded 159.5 Sacks, was named to the 2000s and 2010s All-Decade Team and was a three-time First Team All-Pro. Peppers also went to nine Pro Bowls and was the 2002 Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Randy Gradishar, who won the 1978 Defensive Player of the Year and was a Finalist in the Centennial Class of 2022, moves up one spot to #2.
The best Pittsburgh Steeler left from the 1970s dynasty is L.C. Greenwood, who climbed from #6 to #3. The four-time Super Bowl winning Defensive End, went to six Pro Bowls and was a 1970s All-Decade Selection.
At #4, we have our second debut in Tight End, Antonio Gates, who is also our highest ranked offensive player. The undrafted player from Kent State became an All-Decade player, earned three First Team All-Pros and was an eight-time Pro Bowl. He amassed 11,841 Receiving Yards with 116 Touchdowns.
We have to way back in time for #5, who is Lavvie Dilweg, a three-time NFL Champion with Green Bay. He was named to the 1920’s All-Decade Team, and moves from #13.
Multi-time Finalist at Wide Receiver, Torry Holt, goes up one to #6. The former Super Bowl Champion with the Rams compiled seven Pro Bowls, 71 Touchdowns and 12,382 Yards.
Roger Craig, the first man to rush for 1,000 Yards and gain another 1,000 through receptions is at #7, after climbing up one rank.
The highest ranked Quarterback remains Ken Anderson, who at #8, moved up three spots. He was a Finalist twice before, but like his fellow Bengal, Ken Riley, has to enter via the Senior pool.
At #9 is former San Francisco 49er, Patrick Willis, who was a Finalist last year. The Linebacker was the 2007 Defensive Rookie of the Year, led the NFL in Tackles twice, and was a five-time First Team All-Pro.
The second Wide Receiver in the top ten, Reggie Wayne, was also a Finalist last year, and moved up from #12 to #10. The Super Bowl Champion with the Colts went to six Pro Bowls, and compiled 14,345 Yards and 81 Touchdowns.
There are many more new entrants on the list, which included:
Defensive Tackle, Haloti Ngata, who won a Super Bowl with the Ravens and was a two-time First Team All-Pro is at #44.
Safety, Eric Berry, who played his entire career with the Kansas City Chiefs comes in at #156. He went to five Pro Bowls, and was a three-time First Team All-Pro.
Wide Receiver, Brandon Marshall, enters at #166. He was a six-time Pro Bowl.
The final new entry is Linebacker, Derrick Johnson, a four-time Pro Bowl Selection.
You know what we want you to do!
Cast your votes, offer your opinions, and as always, we thank you for your support!