Canton, Ohio is the ultimate resting place for the greatest players in NFL history. Do the Buccaneers have any players on their current roster with the credentials to make it there?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pro Football Hall of Fame do not have a rich history together. Lee Roy Selmon, Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp are the only three players to spend the majority of their careers with the Bucs and make it to the Hall of Fame. Ronde Barber, John Lynch, Mike Alstott, and Simeon Rice have all been mentioned in Hall of Fame discussions, but have yet to make it.
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This sour history says a lot about the struggles of the Buccaneer franchise, and proves how important team success can be for a player trying to make the hall. The Bucs’ lone window of sustained success in the late 90s/early 2000’s is reflected in two of their three inductees and the other guys vying to get in.
The current Buccaneers are a team on the rise, with several all-pro talents both entering their prime and already in it. As a team they don’t have any sure-fire Hall of Famers, in the way that the Patriots have a Tom Brady or the Cardinals have a Larry Fitzgerald. They do however have a handful of guys with an argument to make. Let’s take a look at the five candidates who have the most realistic shot.