Brett Favre advocates for ex-teammate Steve Hutchinson’s Hall of Fame case
If Brett Favre were an NFL Hall of Fame voter, he’d make sure Steve Hutchinson would find himself part of the 2020 class.
Hutchinson, a former offensive guard for the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans, is a Hall of Fame finalist. 2020 marks his third straight year he’s part of the finalist class. Favre is trying to change that.
Favre, who played with Hutchinson for two seasons in Minnesota, took to Twitter to pitch his case that the retired guard should be in the Hall of Fame. Here’s what he had to say:
Strongly believe Steve Hutchinson should join us in the Hall. I had the pleasure of playing 2 years with Hutch and he never gave up a sack nor a pressure. Best Guard I’ve played with as he was tough, smart and durable. #PFHOF20 @ProFootballHOF
— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) January 26, 2020
Hutchinson played in 169 games over 12 seasons from 2001 to 2012. He earned a Pro Bowl nod seven times in his career, including three straight years in Seattle. He was also a five-time first-team All-Pro and a two-time second-team All-Pro. The NFL named him to the league’s 2000s All-Decade team.
Hutchinson will know whether or not he gets into the Hall of Fame on Feb. 1, a day before the Super Bowl in Miami. A 48-person committee will elect the modern-era finalists. To get in, electees must get 80% of the vote.
Hutchinson’s chances to get in the Hall of Fame are greater in 2020. Not only is he a finalist yet again, but there will also be five modern-era inductees selected on top of the naming of 15 in a special group that commemorates the NFL’s 100th season.
Favre won’t be able to influence the voters with his tweets, but Hutchinson has a good shot at getting in before the Super Bowl. If not, there is always next year.