The 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class is loaded with legendary talent, but an argument can be made for a few players who have to wait another year for potential enshrinement.
The 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class was announced at the NFL Awards Show, with a historic bunch coming together for a special moment. Now that Super Bowl LVI is in the books, we have to be gloomy again because some great players were snubbed.
Several former greats were on the ballot for the first time and didn’t hear their name called, in favor of others who had to wait almost years before they got their just dues. That’s fair. However, there were several notable surprises among those who didn’t make the cut.
Among them is Ronde Barber, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback. Barber was a star on the legendary 2002 defense and infamously shut down Veteran’s Stadium with a pick-six that sent Tampa Bay to the Super Bowl en route to the franchise’s first-ever title.
Another argument could be made for DeMarcus Ware, who came from Troy and played the Trojan Horse game on several opponents in his career. Have a perfect smile and look like he can’t hurt, only to get after the quarterback and ultimately find himself winning a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos.
Both guys were superb, but there are more notable individuals who should have been placed in Canton by now, and soon, they will get their shot. At this moment, however, they got snubbed. That said, here are the top 5 candidates who should have obtained a gold jacket and were brushed aside.