I have seen New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles mentioned as a Hall of Fame candidate in a couple of places recently. So, let's talk about that a little bit.
Feagles has absolutely zero chance of being elected to the Hall of Fame. Check the Hall of Fame roster. There are 241 members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Among them are exactly zero punters. Zero. Zip. Nada. There is one measly placekicker, Jan Stenerud, and that is it.
Feagles, a 20-year veteran, is unquestionably an all-time great punter. He holds the record for career punts (1,546) and his specialty has long been pinning the opposition inside its 20-yard line. He holds the record for punts downed inside the 20 with 483.
Feagles is something that very few punters can claim to be -- a weapon for their team instead of just a guy who boots the ball to the other team. I hope the Giants keep talking him out of retiring for another 5-6 years.
But, Hall of Fame? That is not going to happen.