10 strong candidates for the 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

Troy Polamalu was the 2010 Defensive Player of the Year. [Image Source: Flickr | wstera2]
Troy Polamalu was the 2010 Defensive Player of the Year. [Image Source: Flickr | wstera2]

Troy Polamalu, Reggie Wayne, and Patrick Willis will be eligible, for the first time, in 2020.

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 3. Those who will be enshrined are cornerback Champ Bailey, contributor Pat Bowden, contributor Gil Brandt, tight end Tony Gonzalez, cornerback Ty Law, center Kevin Mawae, safety Ed Reed, and safety Johnny Robinson.

Here are three players who are eligible for the first time in 2020 (Troy Polamalu, Reggie Wayne, and Patrick Willis) as well as seven players who were finalists to be enshrined in 2019 but were unable to.

1

Steve Atwater, S (Broncos 1989-98, Jets 1999)

In 11 NFL seasons, Atwater was named to the Pro Bowl in eight of them (also a First Team All-Pro twice). The hard-hitting safety won two Super Bowls late in his career with the Broncos and intercepted 24 passes.

2

Tony Boselli, OT (Jaguars 1995-2001)

While his career wasn’t a lengthy one as he played just seven seasons, Boselli proved himself to be the premier left tackle in his prime. He made five straight Pro Bowls from 1996-2000 and was a First Team All-Pro three straight years from 1997-99.

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