Hall of Fame to induct 20 for the class of 2020
This weekend, the NFL will be introducing eight new enshrinees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As for next year, the NFL will increase the number of enshrinees that are inducted into the Hall of Fame.
According to reports, the Hall of Fame could induct 20 candidates for the class of 2020. The NFL made the announcement as part of the celebration of the NFL’s 100th season.
David Baker, the hall president, said that five modern-day players, 10 seniors, three contributors, and two coaches could possibly be voted in next year. The modern-day group of players would be decided by the 48 committee members.
As for the other possible 15 inductees, there would be a 25-man committee to make the decision. The 25-man committee will be made up of previous Hall of Famers, historians, and current voters.
As for the induction ceremony, the first part of the group would be inducted in August. While the rest would be inducted on September 17th—the 100th-anniversary date of the first NFL game.
Baker also points out that this will be good for football. Plus, it would help the committee make up for some injustices.
“This is good for football, for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and it is great for the NFL,” he said. “We get a way to celebrate 100 years and look forward to the next 100 years.”
“It’s an opportunity to catch up perhaps on some injustices,” he said, mentioning there are seven members of NFL all-decade teams not in the Hall of Fame. “This is an opportunity that comes around every other lifetime.”
Even with the expanded group of Hall of Fame inductees in 2020, there will probably still be some disagreements among fans and the media.