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Deion Sanders thinks too many players are getting into Hall of Fame

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders is known as arguably the greatest cornerback of all time. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Despite being enshrined in Canton for nearly a decade, Sanders believes that too many players are getting into the Hall of Fame.

“What is a Hall of Famer now? Is it a guy who played a long time?” Sanders said via the Dan Patrick Show. “It’s so skewed now. Once upon a time, a Hall of Famer was a player who changed the darn game, who made you want to reach in your pocket and pay your admission to see that guy play. That’s not a Hall of Famer anymore. Every Tom, Dick and Harry, you’re a Hall of Famer, you’re a Hall of Famer, you’re a Hall of Famer. They let everybody in this thing. It’s not exclusive anymore. And I don’t like it.”

Since 2006, the Hall of Fame committee has been required to name at least six modern-era finalists. Deion Sanders believes that there shouldn’t be a minimum number of quota in place.

Of course, the conversation involving Deion Sanders is being had because of the recent retirement of Eli Manning. Even though he won two Super Bowls, some believe that Manning shouldn’t be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Soon, with the Super Bowl on Sunday, the NFL will announce the 2020 class of Hall of Famers. Looking at the 15 modern-era finalists, there are definitely players that are worthy of sporting gold jackets. It remains to be seen if Deion Sanders is content with who joins him in Canton.

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