The Miami Dolphins great will have to wait another year.
The big day arrived for former Miami Dolphins great Zach Thomas. Saturday was the day that he would find out if he would be selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The anticipation was building, with many legends chiming in and making the case for Thomas to be selected.
Let's go Zach Thomas. This is the year…my linebacker.
— PAT SURTAINl (@psurtain23) February 1, 2020
Kevin Mawae at his HOF speech talking about Zach Thomas and why he belongs in the HOF pic.twitter.com/izc5FUlT5O
— Joe D 🐬 (@Joe_Daddona) February 1, 2020
He certainly has an impressive resume. A seven-time Pro Bowl selection, AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors and five first-team All-Pro selections are just some of the things he can hang his helmet on. In addition, he made the NFL 2000’s All-Decade team.
Unfortunately, Thomas did not make it. failing to be selected. Now, the hope is that he will have a shot in 2021. But it will only get tougher…
Among the first year candidates next season:
Automatic selections Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson.
The Miami Dolphoins legend should be part of class
This is extremely unfortunate that Thomas is not going to be a part of the 2020 class. He gets very little credit nationally. Unfortunately, I think it’s partly due to the fact that he played for the Miami Dolphins. The Miami Dolphins have not really been in the national media spotlight over the last decade or so.
Thomas was an extremely consistent player throughout his entire career. He played in 184 total games, starting 182 of them. He played in all 16 games five times in his career. Especially for the way he played, that is certainly impressive due to his physicality.
The Texas Tech product was also a player that could do more than just tackling and sacking the quarterback. He recorded 17 interceptions throughout his career. Nowadays, that number is difficult for a linebacker to obtain.
Brian Urlacher has comparable statistics, and he was able to earn a spot in Canton. Thomas should have been there as well.
I agree https://t.co/f3uPdhNy2u
— Sage Rosenfels (@SageRosenfels18) February 1, 2020
It’s disappointing that he was not a part of this year’s Pro football Hall of Fame class. Hopefully next year will be the year that Thomas makes it. He certainly deserves the honor.