In a few days, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 will be announced, and all I care about is whether or not Terrell Owens makes it. I’m extremely disappointed that Roger Crag didn’t make it in his final year of eligibility, but Owens is the prominent San Francisco 49ers player currently among the finalists.
And it isn’t Owens’ first year of eligibility, despite him being arguably the third-greatest wide receiver to ever play the game of football. Some may have him higher than that. Some may have him lower. But Owens was kept out of the Hall of Fame a year ago.
I don’t know exactly why, but I suspect it has a lot to do with sanctimonious voters upset that Owens wasn’t always the greatest teammate. I suspect many of those voters are more upset over Owens’ treatment of the media, and it’s an extremely petty point of view.
Owens has the second-most yards of any receiver in NFL history with 15,934. He’s third in touchdown receptions at 153. He went to six Pro Bowls, as a five-time first-team All-Pro and was a three-time NFL receiving touchdowns leader. He was ridiculous on the field — an unstoppable force. He had issues with drops, but he was often the most physically dominant player on the field.
He’s a better than Randy Moss, a player who is in his first year of eligibility. It’s real tough for a receiver to get into the Hall of Fame, but both Moss and Owens should make it.
But if Moss makes it before Owens, that’s a huge mistake that cheapens the process — a process that certainly doesn’t need help being cheapened. If they both get in this year, fine. I’d prefer Owens in and then Moss, but at the very least, Owens should make it.
Is that the general opinion of you folks here? That’s what I want to know. Sound off.
Should Terrell Owens be in the Hall of Fame?
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