Cris Carter has been a polarizing Hall of Fame candidate, but now that he is an inductee, there will be few complaints.
After proving to have remarkable hands, Carter became a key part of the Philadelphia Eagles offense in his third season in the NFL, catching 11 touchdown passes. However, he was cut from the team before the following season due to alcohol and drug abuse, according to Sports Illustrated.
Being released caused Carter to fully commit himself to the sport. The Minnesota Vikings opted to take a chance on him, and he played 12 seasons in Minnesota before finishing his career in Miami.
Carter ended his playing days with 13,899 yards and 130 touchdowns. This earned him five previous nominations as a Hall of Fame candidate, and there were many crying foul each time he was denied entry.
But the snubs are in the past, and Carter is finally where he belongs—with the greatest players in NFL history.