For over 20 years, the New England Patriots were the most successful team in the NFL.
A near lock to make the playoffs, the Patriots continually found themselves in a position to make the Super Bowl, year after year.
While this was partially due to Tom Brady’s career, he couldn’t have achieved the level of success he did without his teammates.
The Patriots have recently announced three nominations to the team Hall of Fame, which includes Bill Parcells, Logan Mankins, and Mike Vrabel.
Logan Mankins, Bill Parcells, Mike Vrabel are finalists for Patriots Hall of Fame. https://t.co/qmCfb9zLPA
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 13, 2023
This announcement was met with a strong reaction from fans, both of the Patriots and general NFL fans as well.
Parcells was the Patriots’ head coach for only four seasons, but he made a large impact on the organization.
He won the Coach of the Year award in 1994 and left a lasting legacy.
As this fan indicates, his vote is on Parcells if only one person can be voted in this year.
If you can only choose one Parcells should be first
— Rob Saunderson (@rob_saunderson) April 13, 2023
Another fan asked a simple question, wondering why Parcells hasn’t been inducted to this point.
How is Bill Parcells not already in it?
— MrStayOffMyLawn (@MrBlackOnly) April 13, 2023
Despite many fans being in favor of Parcells getting voted in this year, this sentiment wasn’t shared by all fans.
To this fan, Vrabel should be inducted first, given his on-field impact on the organization.
@CoachVrabel50 all the way!!
— the citizen 66 (@thecitizen66) April 13, 2023
Vrabel won three Super Bowls as a member of the Patriots and was widely regarded as one of the team’s best linebackers.
The Patriots’ nomination committee only allows one player to be inducted into their Hall of Fame per year.
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