NFL great and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Deion Sanders thinks Eric Allen should join him in Canton.
With the Pro Football Hall of Fame announcing that they will expand the class of 2020 from the usual maximum of ten inductees to twenty to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NFL, it naturally had the keyboard and water-cooler debate tables buzzing on just who should get the nod. One Hall of Famer publicly endorsed a Philadelphia Eagles legend, Eric Allen, in the aftermath.
Deion Sanders is the greatest man-to-man cover cornerback to ever play pro football. Sure there were legendary physical corners of yesteryear like Mel Blount and Dick “Night Train” Lane who made it nearly impossible to throw to the guy they were covering, but the rules back then were much more lax at the time, allowing for them to practically mug the receivers. The fact that Sanders was able to pose a similar threat with the rules of the league increasingly helping offenses means he is more than deserving of the honor.
After the Hall of Fame’s announcement, Sanders decided to join in the fun via Twitter and shout out the one player he wants to get the call to Canton, former Philadelphia Eagles‘ cornerback Eric Allen.
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This should be fun. Let’s dig in to this one.