Top 3 Most Deserving Hall of Fame Finalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame released its finalists for the class of 2023, and it was stuffed with major stars from the modern era. Here are the three players most deserving of joining football Valhalla later this summer.

Offensive Lineman Joe Thomas

Offensive linemen have a pretty straightforward path to the Hall of Fame. Stats and analytics don't tend to play a huge part; it's mostly a battle of getting your name out there. Joe Thomas was the poster boy for elite left tackle play from the moment he entered the league as the 3rd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. He earned 10 consecutive Pro Bowls to open his career and was a first-team All-Pro six times. The Cleveland Browns never so much as made a playoff game in his 11 seasons, but there's little doubt he is one of the most accomplished offensive linemen of all time.

Edge rusher Demarcus Ware

Demarcus Ware dominated the league for the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos from 2005 to 2016, earning nine Pro Bowls and four first-team All-Pros. He led the league in sacks twice and tackles for loss three times, and he won a Super Bowl with the Broncos in 2015 as a key star on one of the greatest defenses of all time. His 138.5 sacks are the ninth-most of all-time and the most since he entered the league. Frankly, it's a surprise he isn't in already.

Cornerback Darrelle Revis

No cornerback since Deion Sanders was as notorious for locking down wide receivers as Darelle Revis. At the peak of his powers, Revis Island was inescapable. He earned seven Pro Bowls and four first-team All-Pros over his 11-year career and won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2014. He set a league record with 31 passes defended in his incredible 2009 season and was the cornerstone of an elite New York Jets defense that made consecutive AFC Championship games in 2009 and 2010. 

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