Hall of Fame voters meet Tuesday to decide Class of 2021


Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson look the part of first-ballot Hall of Famers, but will any other first-time finalists earn election in the Class of 2021?

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 48 selectors meet Tuesday to choose the inductees in the latest class.

Selectors will meet virtually this year instead of the usual in-person meeting the day before the Super Bowl.

Jared Allen and Calvin Johnson are the other first-ballot candidates among the 15 modern-era finalists. Ronde Barber and Clay Matthews Jr., who previously were eligible, made the list for the first time.

Tony Boselli, LeRoy Butler, Alan Faneca, Torry Holt, John Lynch, Sam Mills, Richard Seymour, Zach Thomas and Reggie Wayne are the other modern-era candidates.

The committee will elect a maximum of five modern-era players, who must receive a positive vote of at least 80 percent for election.

Coach Tom Flores, contributor Bill Nunn and seniors candidate Drew Pearson also are up for election in the Class of 2021. Selectors will vote on Flores, Nunn and Pearson separately from the modern-era finalists, but all three still must receive 80 percent approval to earn a bust in Canton.

12 responses to “Hall of Fame voters meet Tuesday to decide Class of 2021

  1. Not a very strong class. Barber? Nah. Allen? Nah. Vote all them old school guys in that deserve it. Butler, boselli, mills, manning, and Woodson. Flores definitely.

  2. Matthews Jr. should have been in years ago.
    The argument on Boselli was that he didn’t play long enough.
    Butler & Mills should be in.

  3. Very hard to tell what direction the votes might go in, Manning and Woodson look to be the only sure things to get in this year, but outside of them it’s up in the air. So many deserving candidates.

  4. I look at the lists of candidates the last several year and think there are a lot of really good football players but not a lot of HOFers on them. Anyone else feel the same.

  5. Coaches, players and NFL administrators who get a vote will recognize Megatron as a HoFer.

  6. The Biggest injustice ? Steve Tasker not being in the Hall of Fame.
    Tasker was a Wes Welker / Cole Beasley type receiver ( Always open ) Tasker played 13 seasons in the NFL mostly as a Special Teams player. How good was Steve Tasker ?
    He went to the Pro Bowl 7 times. he would have gone more except there was no special teams position on Pro Bowl squads prior to Tasker. Tasker had several outstanding years Blocking Punts, Blocking Field Goals, Forcing Fumbles from returners and downing Punts inside the 5 and tackling K/P returners immediately after they caught the ball. Writers and Coaches recognized the impact Tasker had on games and created the Special Teams position in the Pro Bowl because of him. He probably would have gone to 11-12 Pro Bowls if the position existed prior to him coming into the NFL.

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