There are some retired NFL players who are definitely going to be enshrined in Canton, Ohio at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. There are others who should be there but, for some reason or another, they are not.
Most of the players on this list have been continuously snubbed, making most people think they will never get their rightful place in the Hall.
Others, it will just be a matter of time.
The 2016 Hall of Fame class saw previously snubbed players Kevin Greene and Marvin Harrison get gold jackets for enshrinement in Canton, so there is hope.
While some of them will probably get in eventually as a result of their contributions to the game, it is just surprising how long it’s taking. With so much talent in one league, there are a lot of pretty good players. But with only a few great players eligible each year, it is a wonder these guys have never been voted in.
Many of these guys are credited for their entire team’s success and have accomplished feats still have not matched years later, here are the 15 best NFL players currently not in the Hall of Fame.
15. Terrell Davis
Just as many people will argue that former Denver Broncos star running back Terrell Davis shouldn’t be elected to the Hall of Fame as those are for it. We’ll make the argument for, considering that Davis’ career mirrors those of members Gale Sayers and Earl Campbell. Sayers and Campbell both played seven and eight seasons in the league, respectively. They each had a few seasons of dominance at running back before tailing off, too. Their short careers, then, are in direct correlation to Davis’ brief seven-year stint. Only Campbell outgained Davis in yardage, 9,407 to 7,607 and narrowly beat him in TDs, 74 to 70. Adding fuel to the argument Davis should be in were his three first team All-Pro selections, two Super Bowl titles, NFL MVP award, rushing yards leader (1998, 2,008 yards, 21 TDs) and inclusion in 1990s all-decade team.