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Monday, June 27, 2011

7 Future Hall of Famers on the 2011 Team


29 Jan 1998:  NFL Hall of Fame Inductee Tommy McDonald poses during a press conference at the Mariott Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Mandatory Credit: Elsa Hasch  /AllsportElsa/Getty Images
The Philadelphia Eagles currently have 18 former players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, from "Supersonic" Steve Van Buren of the 1940's to their most recent addition of Richard Dent who played for the Eagles in 1997.
I believe that the Eagles' current young nucleus potentially has seven future Hall of Famers. To put that in perspective, the 1960 NFL Championship team had just four Hall of Famers. None of the current Eagles are locks to make the Hall just yet, but I believe that they are all well on their way.
Currently the Eagles have several former players that could get their name in the Hall very soon. Al Wistert, offensive tackle during the 1940's, is still waiting for his call at 90 years old. Randall Cunningham is starting to get some consideration for the Hall but is still probably years away of getting to Canton. Tom Brookshier and Pete Retzlaff, two other greats from the 1960 team, are also still waiting on the Hall of Fame