Millions of children grow up dreaming of making it to the National Football League, but just a handful of them actually fulfill that dream.
Moreover, most of those guys who make it are out of the NFL in just a couple of years, with just a tiny percentage of them actually having long careers in professional football.
Notably, even fewer people manage to find actual success on the gridiron, whether it’s helping their team win the Super Bowl or piling up individual accolades throughout the years.
That’s why there’s no greater honor in the football world than being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Fortunately, the wait is over for some of the greatest players to ever do it, as the league recently announced its class of 2023, and there’s no shortage of legends right there:
Ronde Barber, Darrelle Revis, Demarcus Ware, Chuck Howley, Don Coryell, Ken Riley, Joe Klecko, Zach Thomas, and Joe Thomas make up the latest round of inductees.
Breaking – Full list of the 2023 Hall of Fame class:
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 10, 2023
There’s no denying that these players earned the right to wear that golden jacket and have their figures and names immortalized in football history.
However, as per usual, the announcement also sparked a bit of online debate about the players who didn’t make the cut.
Some believe that Devin Hester, Patrick Willis, Torry Holt, Andre Johnson, and Dwight Freeney were also deserving of a spot on the ultimate stage, but hey, this honor has always been quite exclusive.
So, maybe next year guys, you never know when you might get that call.NEXT: NFL Fans React To Thursday's Panthers News