5 Snubbed Philadelphia Eagles Who Belong in the Hall of Fame

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5 Snubbed Philadelphia Eagles Who Belong in the Hall of Fame
Al Wistert with Randall Cunnngham

Vince Young tossed three picks, and yet he still found a way to lead to the Eagles to an improbable 17-10 win against the New York Giants Sunday night.

He routinely went to Riley Cooper as if they were showing everyone their best impersonation of Norm Van Brocklin and Tommy McDonald.

And when Jason Babin forced Eli Manning to cough the ball up, he might as well have been Reggie White in the eyes of the Philly faithful.

While the current Eagles put up the best effort of the season, no one is going to put them in Hall of Fame like Van Brocklin, McDonald and White.

Come to think of it, the Eagles don't have many players enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

According the Pro Football Hall of Fame website, the Eagles have 18 players enshrined.

The caveat is, unlike baseball, the Pro Football Hall of Fame does not attach a player to a specific team when he is voted into the Hall.

The website lists players such as Mike Ditka (1967-1968), James Lofton (1993), Art Monk (1995) and Richard Dent (1997) as Eagles.

It's safe to say no one is really buying it.

So why haven't the Eagles gotten any love from the Hall of Fame?

Well, for one, the franchise has been historically bad. Players that don't win Super Bowls don't get as much attention. Do you think Joe Namath is in the Hall of Fame if he doesn't win Super Bowl III?

The other factor is the players simply haven't been that good over the years. Sure, there have been a handful of really good players. But great players?

They certainly are hard to come by, but I'm willing to make a case for five players who should be in the Hall of Fame.

It's a hard sell, but I'm going to try and make a case for each of these players to get a spot in Canton.

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