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Current Running Backs, and Wide Receivers That are Hall of Famers

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Peterson and Fitzgerald seem to be the only locks for the Hall of Fame right now. Lots of close calls though. Guys like Jones, Green and Brown probably make it as well.

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If their career ended today? Adrian Peterson and Larry Fitzgerald are the only locks. Guys like Lynch, McCoy and Brandon Marshall would have a chance. Gore a very, very slim chance.

 

If I had to project, I think McCoy, Brown, Julio and AJ Green do enough to be locks by the time their respective career's end.

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12 minutes ago, RaidersAreOne said:

What about Marshawn Lynch? Do people believe he will make the HOF?

As of right now? Definitely not. 

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1 hour ago, The BILLievers said:

Really? He's forsure going over 1k this season and next season. That puts him less than 1,000 yards away and 12k easily in sight? And yes he's never been considered the BEST rb but he's always been elite. He's way better than Forte / Gore / etc, don't be foolish.

News flash. Being elite does not equal HOF! Neither do stats alone. McCoy is not a lock even if he does get close to 12k rushing yards. Look at others that hit 12k+.and you know what the big difference between McCoy and players like LT, Thurman Thomas, Harris and Jim Brown are? People will always remember their names. In 20-30 years from now NOBODY is going to remember a Lesean freakin McCoy or a Matt Forte. FYI, people will always remember Frank Gore and he still waiting in the wings.  

So if 1st team all-decade players like Edge who accumulated over 15000 yards, nearly 100 TD's, 7 playoff appearances, 1 super bowl, all the while playing on a team that featured Peyton Manning struggle to even get votes as a finalist, then there is no way in hell that McCoy gets in unless he absolutely tears it up at the ages of 30 and 31. 

Edited by JustAnotherFan

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RB's:  Adrian Peterson is a lock.  I think Frank Gore will eventually get in, he'll just have to wait a while.  He's only 580 yards away from being a top 5 all time rusher.  I don't think Lynch has the resume.

WR's:  Larry Fitzgerald is a lock.  Brandon Marshall will be able to make an interesting case.  Guys like Brown, Green, Jones, Beckham are all on the right trajectory, they'll just have to maintain a high level of play and compile.

Edited by jyod21

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2 hours ago, The BILLievers said:

Really? He's forsure going over 1k this season and next season. That puts him less than 1,000 yards away and 12k easily in sight? And yes he's never been considered the BEST rb but he's always been elite. He's way better than Forte / Gore / etc, don't be foolish.

Running backs in the HOF are considered to be the best players of all time and definitely the best running backs of their own generation. They are being compared with all the running backs they have played in the league with in the very same era. If you mention the best running backs in the league or ask who they are, people might mention a certain running back even if his most recent season was a subpar one. Two or maybe three seasons go by considering the situation and if you can't say that a running back was one of the best running backs in the league, then maybe he doesn't belong in the Hall Of Fame. Adrian is definitely the best running back of his generation and he's still playing. There's not any strong consensus on who might be the second best running back. Kind of tells you that no other running back of this generation has the merits. All Pro first and second teams are a really great indicator because there is only one running back picked in each. AP was drafted only two years right before Lesean. They are in the very same generation in the league. Peterson has obviously played  11 seasons and of those, he was named first or second All Pro 7 times. If not counting the 2 seasons that he missed playing and the one that he's playing in right now, only the 2011 season is likely that he was not spoken of as being one of the league's best running backs. He gained more than 1250 yards in each of those 7 seasons and was only 30 YD short of 1000 yards rushing even in that 2011 season. Was the best player in the entire league one season and had rushed for more than 2000 YD in one season. Lesean does not have near the stats or All Pro first and second teams either. If you will agree that Peterson definitely will be in the HOF then how much drop off in All Pros or performance for the next running back considered is allowed. 

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2 hours ago, The BILLievers said:

Really? He's forsure going over 1k this season and next season. That puts him less than 1,000 yards away and 12k easily in sight? And yes he's never been considered the BEST rb but he's always been elite. He's way better than Forte / Gore / etc, don't be foolish.

For sure? Unless you're from the future, you have no way of knowing that. If healthy, with no regression and if utilized properly, he should get 1,000 per year. But that's hardly a given and pretty naive to assume it's a sure thing.

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4 minutes ago, mcmurtry86 said:

For sure? Unless you're from the future, you have no way of knowing that. If healthy, with no regression and if utilized properly, he should get 1,000 per year. But that's hardly a given and pretty naive to assume it's a sure thing.

Furthermore there might be some other RB who have at least 1000 rushing yards and Lesean still might not be considered one of the best running backs in the league.

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AP and FItz for sure, AB is probably the next closest. If Marshawn can ball out for another year or 2 and help the Raiders win a ring I think he gets in.

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Here's an interesting question...

What would Chris Johnson's chances be? What more would he have to do?

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Running backs: Adrian Peterson 

Wide receivers: Larry Fitz, Julio Jones, Gronk (lets face it he's basically a WR at this point)

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On 9/11/2017 at 4:45 PM, JustAnotherFan said:

Fitz and AP are the only active sure locks. After that there are a bunch of hall-of-very-good players and that's it. For now anyways...

That's what I was thinking too.  There are a few out there playing who have the talent, but they all have some work to do before being considered anywhere near a lock.

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