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Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians makes bold claim on Ndamukong Suh’s Hall of Fame future

Ndamukong Suh, Buccaneers, Hall of Fame

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh used to be one of the most destructive forces in the NFL when he was a member of the Detroit Lions. Suh took the league by storm after going second overall to the Lions in the 2010 NFL Draft, earning First-Team All-Pro honors while racking up a career-high 10 sacks as a rookie.

Suh has two other First-Team All-Pro nods to his name, as well as two Second-Team All-Pro selections and five total Pro Bowls. It has been a while since the 34-year-old received any of these honors, but he did help the Buccaneers win a Super Bowl last season and has 6.0 sacks in 12 games in 2021 as part of a first-place squad.

Has Suh does enough to make a strong case for the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians seems to think so:

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Given his resume, it’s hard to argue Suh doesn’t at least have a chance to make the Hall of Fame. He might not be a lock, but at the very least he should be in the conversation.

Suh has been a somewhat controversial player in his career because of dirty play, but that shouldn’t really have much of an impact on his Hall of Fame chances. It’s his accomplishments on the field that should ultimately matter most when it comes to determining if he should be the recipient of the famed gold jacket.