Somewhat similar to ancient Greek mythology, the Pro Football Hall of Fame was established as a way to immortalize those players who display super humanistic qualities in the game of football.
The modern-day Zeus of their time (if you will); players earning this ultimate level of recognition are to be forever enshrined and talked about as if they were once the rulers of their time.
OK, so maybe it’s not quite that intense, and I may be reaching a little bit here, but do please hear me out.
While the Pro Football Hall Fame is obviously not some sort of myth, it is in fact a celebration of sorts to commemorate the most decorated players in NFL history—players who transcended the game and whose dominance was so powerful beyond measure that they would likely be some of the greatest we have ever seen play regardless of what era they played in.
As it currently stands today there are 273 members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Seven more will be entering this prestigious fraternity this upcoming Sunday, moving that overall number up to 280 by the end of the weekend.
Certainly, numbers like that put things in perspective—seeing as the NFL has had literally thousands of players at one point come through its doors—however, putting former players aside, just exactly which of today's notable NFL stars do you buy into as being future Pro Football Hall of Famers and which do you not?
Odds are, of the names on the list that follows, only a handful of them will actually one day realize and be able to call themselves this—nonetheless, it is a rather relevant topic with plenty of names to discuss.
So, let us begin.
*All stats and information gathered in this article is courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com.*