The Pro Football Hall of Fame requires four to eight candidates to be inducted each year. That’s known as a quota system, folks, and it’s a crummy way to determine the most prestigious individual honor in the game.
The system guarantees lots of revenue come induction time in Canton, Ohio, and what is the NFL about except money?
Problem is, not all eras are created equal. Some produce an abundance of worthy candidates who have to wait forever to gain admittance. Others have a shortage, and too many of them receive Hall passes based on politics and/or reputation, if not out of sheer desperation, rather than actual performance.
Like some of these players.