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Which active NFL players are most likely to make the Hall of Fame?

Which active NFL players are most likely to make the Hall of Fame?

The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is home to the all-time greats of the NFL. These 25 active players have a great shot to see their bust in Canton.

 

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Davante Adams, WR

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Adams is padding his Hall of Fame resume with six consecutive Pro Bowls and three consecutive All-Pro designations. The move from Green Bay to Las Vegas hardly hindered his stats, as Adams had over 1,500 receiving yards and led the league with 14 receiving touchdowns in his first season. At age 30, he has more time to build his case for the Hall.

 

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Calais Campbell, DT

Calais Campbell, DT

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Campbell was somewhat of a late bloomer, not making the Pro Bowl until his seventh season in the league. He hasn’t turned back since then, with six Pro Bowls and 99 sacks over 15 seasons as one of the elite defensive linemen in the NFL over the last decade.

 

Fletcher Cox, DT

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Cox has a case for the Hall of Fame after making the Pro Bowl six times with 65 sacks in 11 seasons. He’s appeared in two Super Bowls with the Eagles, winning one.

 

Aaron Donald, DT

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There’s no question about Donald’s Hall of Fame candidacy, winning three Defensive Player of the Year Awards and making the Pro Bowl in each of his first nine seasons. At this point, Donald has a real shot of being the top defensive lineman in league history if he can overcome his injury-shortened 2022 season.

 

Cameron Heyward, DE

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Like Calais Campbell, Heyward has come along as an elite pass rusher later in his career and with the help of T.J. Watt. He’s made six consecutive Pro Bowls and was first-team All-Pro three times, recording 53.5 sacks over that timeframe.

 

Tyreek Hill, WR

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With out-of-this-world speed, Hill has been a true force in his seven-year NFL career. He’s made the Pro Bowl in each of his seasons and proved his great production wasn’t a product of playing under Andy Reid with the Chiefs, putting together a career year in Miami with 119 catches for 1,710 yards in 2022.

 

DeAndre Hopkins, WR

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Hopkins has shown some inconsistency due to recent injuries and suspension, but he’s still had an elite career with the Texans and Cardinals. He’s made five Pro Bowls in 10 seasons, with six seasons of over 1,000 receiving yards.

 

Jason Kelce, OC

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Kelce continues to play at an elite level in his mid-30s, making six Pro Bowls and becoming an All-Pro for the fifth time in 2022. The center will play at least one more season with Philadelphia, where he’s appeared in two Super Bowls and won one.

 

Travis Kelce, TE

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Kelce continues to stake his claim as the best tight end in NFL history. He’s made the Pro Bowl eight times in 10 seasons and currently holds a streak of seven straight 1,000-yard seasons.

 

Julio Jones, WR

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Jones has slowed down considerably in recent years due to injuries, but he did enough early in his career with Atlanta to garner Hall of Fame consideration. The wide receiver has made seven Pro Bowls, leading the league in receiving twice.

 

Cameron Jordan, DE

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Jordan has surpassed his father, former NFL tight end Steve Jordan, by making eight Pro Bowls. A staple of the Saints defense since 2011, Jordan has 115.5 career sacks and has been extremely durable.

 

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Khalil Mack, OLB

Khalil Mack, OLB

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Mack’s sack pace has slowed significantly in recent seasons, but he likely did enough early in his career to get a call to the Hall. He was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 and has made seven Pro Bowls in nine seasons with 84.5 sacks.

 

Patrick Mahomes, QB

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Mahomes’ career is just barely getting started, but he already has two MVPs and two Super Bowl rings in six seasons. Incredibly, Mahomes is 64-16 as a starter during the regular season, and has at least played in the AFC Championship in all five seasons as a starter. 

 

Zack Martin, OG

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Martin is arguably the best guard in football over the last decade, with eight Pro Bowls in nine seasons. He’s also been an All-Pro six times, and it doesn’t hurt that he plays for the high-profile Dallas Cowboys.

 

Von Miller, OLB

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Miller has eight Pro Bowls in 12 seasons, with 123.5 career sacks. His other accomplishments include two Super Bowls, one Super Bowl MVP, and the 2011 Defensive Rookie of the Year.

 

Jason Peters, OT

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Peters has been resistant to calling it quit, playing an incredible 19 seasons for four different teams. He’s made nine Pro Bowls and started 219 games during the regular season.

 

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Patrick Peterson, CB

Patrick Peterson, CB

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Peterson was considered an elite cornerback and returner early in his career with Arizona, making the Pro Bowl in his first eight seasons. He remains a solid defensive starter in his early 30’s, with 34 career interceptions in 12 seasons.

 

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Jalen Ramsey, CB

Jalen Ramsey, CB

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Ramsey has been an elite cornerback since breaking into the league in 2016, making six Pro Bowls and being named an All-Pro three times. He won a Super Bowl with the Rams in 2021 and has 19 career interceptions.

 

Aaron Rodgers, QB

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Rodgers is seemingly capping off his storied career with the Jets after 18 years in Green Bay. His elite resume includes four MVPs, 10 Pro Bowls, and one Super Bowl victory. He will certainly end his career on the short list of the greatest quarterbacks ever.

 

Tyron Smith, LT

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Smith has been a game-changing offensive lineman when healthy during his 12 seasons with the Cowboys. He’s made eight Pro Bowls and was also an All-Pro twice.

 

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Justin Tucker, K

Justin Tucker, K

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Tucker is currently the most accurate field goal kicker in league history and also currently holds the record for the longest field goal (66 yards). While he has plenty of time left, Tucker has made six Pro Bowls and been an All-Pro five times in 11 seasons.

 

Bobby Wagner, LB

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Wagner is back in Seattle after one season away, and continues to be one of the top-performing inside linebackers in the NFL. He’s made eight Pro Bowls and been an All-Pro six times, recording over 1,500 tackles in 11 seasons.

 

T.J. Watt, OLB

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J.J. Watt appears to be a surefire Hall of Famer, and younger brother T.J. has a good chance to join him. He’s made five Pro Bowls in six seasons and was the 2021 Defensive Player of the Year with 22.5 sacks.

 

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Trent Williams, LT

Trent Williams, LT

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Williams is still going strong as arguably the top left tackle in the NFL. He’s made the Pro Bowl in the last ten seasons that he’s played, picking up where he left off after missing the 2019 season. Williams has also been an All-Pro twice over the last two years.

 

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Russell Wilson, QB

Russell Wilson, QB

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The start of Wilson’s career in Denver hasn’t gone well, but he likely already did enough to make the Hall of Fame in his 10 seasons with Seattle. He made nine Pro Bowls with the Seahawks while also winning a Super Bowl.

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