Deion Sanders might be a legend in the NFL for his contributions to the game of football, but his opinions should be taken to great notice. Even if the NFL tends to go overboard.
TMZ spoke to Sanders where he said that the Pro Football Hall of Fame has lowered its standards for entry. But now undeserving players have been enshrined, and that enrages him.
“The Hall of Fame ain’t the Hall of Fame no more,” Sanders said. “This thing is becoming a free for all. If you play good, no! It’s people that changed the game. That’s what the Hall of Fame is; a game changer.”
Sanders made the comments on Friday. While he didn’t mention any names, he believes not all Hall of Famers are created equally.
“My jacket’s [Hall of Fame] gotta be a different color,” Prime said. “There needs to be a starting 11. There needs to be an upper room. My head don’t belong with some of these other heads that’s in the Hall of Fame.”
Sanders is known to be the best cornerback in the history of the NFL and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame back in 2011. It’s not the first time he was critical of the Hall Of Fame. Deion spoke with Dan Patrick in 2020 about it and said the Hall of Fame was not exclusive.
“Once upon a time, a Hall of Famer was a player who changed the dern game, who made you want to, to provoke you to reach in your pocket and pay your admission to go see that guy play.”
“Everybody 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 now.”
“It’s not exclusive anymore. And I don’t like it.”
We will see if the higher-ups in the NFL pay attention to Sanders’ opinions. Would be nice if the NFL be more selective about inducting players. Should be more about elite skills and contributions as well. But it will take more than Deion’s views on the matter to make a difference.
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