Pro Football Hall of Fame Announces 2023 Nominees

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their nominees for the class of 2023 on Tuesday. The 129 nominees will be whittled down to as many as eight elites, and those select few will be enshrined in football Valhalla with the all-time greats.  Of the first-year nominees, former Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas likely has the best shot at the coveted first-ballot entry. Thomas largely toiled in anonymity for a Browns team that only managed a single winning season during his tenure, but his 10 Pro Bowls and six All-Pro teams present an unassailable case.
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Other players in their first year of eligibility with a solid chance at immediate enshrinement include cornerback Darrelle Revis, a seven-time Pro Bowler and one-time Super Bowl Champion with the 2014 New England Patriots, and defensive end Dwight Freeney, who also made seven Pro Bowls and won a Super Bowl with the 2006 Indianapolis Colts. Linebacker James Harrison, safety Kam Chancellor, and guard Jahri Evans all could find their way in eventually but are unlikely to make the trip in their first go around

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will announce the class of 2023 at NFL Honors before this year's Super Bowl.
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