On Thursday, Former Buccaneers Legend John Lynch was revealed as one of the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020.
John Lynch was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in third round of the 1993 NFL Draft under then Head Coach Sam Wyche. Lynch would be the final piece of that Super Bowl Championship that was drafted by Wyche to be inducted to the Hall of Fame.
Lynch was also drafted by the Florida Marlins now known as Miami Marlins as a pitcher but chose to play football coming out of college.
This is gonna be the seventh straight year that Lynch has become a finalist for the Hall of Fame and every year Tampa Bay fans have been let down because we all know that Lynch was a once in a lifetime player and set the standard for the Safety position much like his former teammates Warren Sapp & Derrick Brooks had an impact at their respective positions in the game of football.
Some stats for Lynch’s career:
- Super Bowl champion (XXXVII)
- 9× Pro Bowl (1997, 1999–2002, 2004–2007)
- 2× First-team All-Pro (1999–2000)
- 2× Second-team All-Pro (2001–2002)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor
- Denver Broncos Ring of Fame
- Bart Starr Award (2007)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1993–2003)
- Denver Broncos (2004–2007)
- 224 career games
- 1,051 total tackles (solo and combined)
- 13 career sacks
- 16 Forced Fumbles
- 26 Interceptions
If their is anyone in the list below that deserves to get in the Hall of Fame it’s John Lynch, at his prime of his career he was a game changer, he was feared and one of the best Safeties in the NFL, you couldn’t go anywhere on the field without the fear of being drilling by Lynch.
Here is the list as announced as the final cuts for the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2020