Deion Sanders is taking aim at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The all-time great cornerback, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011, believes the honor has been diminished because he thinks some recent inductees are unworthy of being immortalized.
“The Hall of Fame ain’t the Hall of Fame no more,” Sanders said. “I love it. I respect it. I admire it. I think all the guys who were inducted definitely are deserving. But it needs to be a different color jacket. My jacket needs to be a different color. … My head don’t belong with some of these other heads that’s in the Hall of Fame. Put my head where my head’s supposed to be.
“A lot of y’all Hall of Famers are thinking the same thing. This thing is becoming a free-for-all. It ain’t good. It’s people who changed the game. That’s what the Hall of Fame is. A game-changer. Not ‘I played good.’”
.@DeionSanders: NFL Hall of Fame is becoming a “FREE FOR ALL”
"The Hall of Fame ain't the Hall of Fame no more."
"A lot of Hall of Famers think the same thing." pic.twitter.com/DIaXcedrBa
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 12, 2022
Most NFL fans agreed with Sanders’ take on the Hall of Fame.
100% agree with @DeionSanders
The @NFL Hall of Fame has become a joke. They need to stop letting so many people in. It was meant for the all time greats. Now everyone and anyone is considered a alltime great. It loses its value when good but not all time greats are added. https://t.co/PXDw7jY5e4
— Red & Gold in RI (@KMart2180) August 12, 2022
Big facts https://t.co/wAse4GHQJ8
— Onyeabo Aduba (@OnyeaboAduba) August 12, 2022
And he’s 1000% correct https://t.co/FFeWVzi0D5
— JUSS (@jusstnc) August 12, 2022
Strongly agree with this. This HOF class was ridiculous https://t.co/nbdn9imiPL
— Michael Mosley (@Mike_Mosley) August 12, 2022