By Lucas Boze
2017’s Hall of Fame class included: Kurt Warner, LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, Morton Anderson, Jason Taylor, Kenny Easley, and Jerry Jones. It was a hard fought class this year as legendary players like Terrell Owens, Ty Law, and Issac Bruce didn’t make the list. One of the biggest surprises was that Owens didn’t make the list and that two players from the same position made the list.
Kurt Warner and LaDainian Tomlinson headline this years class as they are two of the greatest players of the modern era. Kurt Warner played for the Giants, Rams, and Cardinals over his 12 year career. Many thought him to be a journeyman quarterback because he played for several teams. Despite what they said, Warner brought two different teams to the Super Bowl, and he won one of those Super Bowls.
One of the other notable player in this Hall of Fame class is kicker Morten Anderson. Anderson was the second oldest player to ever play in an NFL game. Anderson played for five different teams in his 25 year career. He is the leading scorer for a couple of those teams.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it into the Hall of Fame as a contributor. He built the Cowboys a new stadium and named it Jerry World. Jones has made many contributions to the NFL and has helped shape the NFL into what it is today.
This year’s class was a pretty good one. However, there were many great players that didn’t make it into the Hall of Fame, players including Terrell Owens, John Lynch, Isaac Bruce, and Brain Dawkins. Next years class has the potential to be the best there ever was and we can’t wait to see who makes it next year.