The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selections are performed by a panel of 46 leading NFL media members including representatives of all 32 NFL teams, a representative of the Pro Football Writers of America, and 13 at-large writers.
The panel has selected a list of 15 finalists from the modern era, defined as playing all or part of their careers within the last 25 years. A player must have spent 5 years out of the league before they can be considered for induction into the Hall of Fame. Players that last played in the 2015 season will be eligible for induction in 2021.
On January 19, the panel will meet virtually and narrow down the list of modern-era finalists down to five. Those five will be considered alongside one senior candidate, one contributor, and one coach, each selected by nine-member subpanels of the larger panel last August, for a total of eight. From this list, at least four and no more than eight people will be selected for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
My prediction for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 is:
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Solid choices Morgan. It’s been a crying shame that Drew Pearson isn’t in there yet. Hopefully he gets in.
LeRoy Butler, former safety of my Packers, definitely deserves to be in. He redefined how the safety position was played and his career numbers are superior to most safeties that have recently been inducted. It’s time for Mr. Butler to receive his gold jacket.
Unfortunately the momentum seems to be behind John Lynch as the next safety to enter the Hall given recent balloting; he made it to the final ten last year and Butler didn’t.
Yeah, that’s unfortunate Morgan. Because Butler’s career stats are even better than Lynch’s, but Lynch is the more recent retiree. 🙁