AOL FanHouse columnist Nancy Gay is a member of the 44-person voting committee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Gay penned a piece for FanHouse Monday evening that indicates she expects Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce to eventually have a bust in Canton.
While Gay doesn’t go so far as to predict Bruce will officially enter the Hall in 2015, she seems to put Bruce in the same class as Tim Brown, Cris Carter, and Andre Reed. Though they were not elected, all three of those receivers made the 2010 finalist list. “Brown, Carter, and Reed … almost surely belong (with Jerry Rice) in the Hall of Fame,” says Gay.
Gay predicts that Bruce will not be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but suggests that it’s only a matter of time.
“Bruce may see his name as a finalist for several years before his turn finally comes,” she wrote. “Like the great ones before him, he may simply have to wait.”