7 Pro Football Hall of Famers who could have been Philadelphia Eagles

If only life had a reset button like a video game console. If we could rewrite history, the Eagles most certainly would have added these Hall of Famers.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles - September 8, 2003
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles - September 8, 2003 / Al Messerschmidt/GettyImages
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Warren Sapp, Hall of Fame class of 2013

Had you read the title of this story with no knowledge of the contents, we'd be willing to believe that many of you would have expected to see Warren Sapp's name mentioned. Well, here he is.

Most of you know the story well. Some of you may be a little hazy about the facts. Here's what you missed if you're unaware of what we're discussing.

Many moons ago, Sapp was a Heisman Trophy finalist, a Lombardi Award winner, a Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner, and the Big East Defensive Player of the Year. He was on the board when Philly was on the clock at the seventh-overall selection during the 1996 NFL Draft. Still, there were character concerns surrounding the former Miami Hurricane, and Philly set their sights on Mike Mamula.

It has been said that, had the NFL Combine been an Olympic event, Mamula would have won the Gold Medal in 1995. Impressed by his workout, the Eagles added him to the nest and passed on Sapp.

Mamula appeared in 82 games for the Eagles. That includes five playoff games. He racked up 215 tackles and 32.5 sacks. Sapp, on the other hand, is a member of the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team and its 2000s All-Decade Team.

Yep! We would certainly walk that one back if we had the opportunity to do so.