The pro football Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is today, everybody that got inducted deserves to go in the hall. It will be nice to see all the speeches take place. The Hall Of Fame class of 2020 could induct 20 players. With the NFL celebrating its 100th season, the NFL is looking to induct 20 players into the pro football Hall of Fame.
Ed Reed: Safety, Baltimore Ravens (2002-2012), Houston Texans (2013), New York Jets (2013)
Ed Reed was a fantastic safety, maybe the best safety ever. He played centerfield like no other and forced teams to change their game plans. I love how Reed would bait opposing quarterbacks into throwing interceptions. Reed would also come up and hit you when he had to; his football IQ was off the charts. The 9-time Pro Bowler had 64 career inceptions, five First-Team All-Pros, nine defensive touchdowns and was the 2004 Defensive Player of the Year.
Tony Gonzalez: Tight End, Kansas City Chiefs (1997-2008), Atlanta Falcons (2009-2013)
Tony Gonzalez was an absolute beast at the tight end position. He was not very fast but ran good routes and knew how to use his body to shield off defenders from his days as a basketball player at the University of California. Gonzalez had excellent hands and caught just about everything within reach. The 14-time Pro Bowler caught 1,325 balls and led all tight ends with 15,127 receiving yards and 111 touchdowns.
Champ Bailey: Cornerback, Washington Redskins (1999-2003), Denver Broncos (2004-2013)
Champ Bailey was a real shutdown corner. Learning from Redskins all-time great Darell Green elevated Bailey to new heights in his career. Bailey was a ball hawk at the corner position. The 12-time Pro Bowler would force opposing teams not to throw to his side and yet still managed to finish his career with 52 total interceptions, including a string of 18 interceptions in the 2005 and 2006 seasons combined.
Ty Law: Cornerback, New England Patriots (1995-2004), New York Jets (2005, 2008), Kansas City Chiefs (2006-2007), Denver Broncos (2009)
Law was a physical corner who played with proper technique at his position. Although he was not very fast, he more than made up for it with his football IQ. The 5-time Pro Bowler ended his 15-year career with 53 career interceptions.
Kevin Mawae: Center, Seattle Seahawks (1994-1997), New York Jets (1998-2005), Tennessee Titans (2006-2009)
Kevin Mawae was six-time All-Pro player and blocked for 1,000-yard rushers 13 times of his 16-year career. He anchored some to the NFL best offensive lines and is on the NFL’s All-Decade Team in the 2000s.
Johnny Robinson: Safety, Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs (1960-1971)
Robinson had a single-season career-high ten interceptions in 1966 and led the NFL in 1970 in interceptions. He was named to All-AFL five consecutive season from 1965 to 1969. In Robinson career, he intercepted 57 passes and returned one for a touchdown. Also, Robinson rushed for 658 yards, caught 77 passes for 1,228 yards, and 15 touchdowns combined catching and rushing. Johnny also did some kick returning and punt returning. He returned one punt for a touchdown in his career.
Pat Bowlen: Owner, Denver Broncos (1984-Present)
Bowlen has owned the Broncos since 1984; he has seen seven Super Bowl Appearances and three Super Bowl Titles.
Gil Brandt: Contributor, Dallas Cowboys (1968-1988), NFL (1995-Present)
Brandy was Vice President of personnel in his time with the Cowboys and helped build one of the most dominating franchises in football. Now Brandt is a radio personality for SiriusXM NFL Radio.