Former Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander snubbed for Hall of Fame induction


Each year, the NFL inducts new legends into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. For the 2021 class, the finalists were named on Tuesday. The class includes several first-time eligible icons such as quarterback Peyton Manning, wide receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive end Jared Allen.However, there appears to be a glaring omission among the 25 finalists. . . Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander.

Alexander is perhaps the most underrated best running back. He’s a former league MVP, an All-Pro, three-time Pro Bowler, a member of the 2000s Hall of Fame team, and a former cover athlete for the popular Madden franchise. Although he played in geographically isolated Seattle in the days leading up to social media, Alexander was certainly a household name.

Alexander was the undisputed face of the Seahawks, and during his 2005 MVP year, he carried Seattle to his very first Super Bowl appearance with 1,880 yards and an NFL record at the time, 27 rushing touchdowns.

Over the course of his career, Alexander has dominated the league en route to 100 career touchdowns, tied with current Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk, No.8 in NFL history. All the other running backs who have more touchdowns than Alexander are all registered in Canton, OH with the exception of Adrian Peterson, who still actively plays football.

Alexander might only have 9,435 rushing yards in his career, but that’s more than Hall of Famers Earl Campbell, Jim Taylor, Larry Csonka and Terrell Davis.

Unfortunately, what probably hurts Alexander’s chances the most is the fact that he doesn’t have a Super Bowl title next to his name, which is rather unfair to judge greatness in what. concerns a Championship ring given that the other Hall backs currently do not have. one neither.

Alexander has been eligible for the Hall of Fame since 2013. It is high time that he was seriously considered for the highest honors the league can bestow on a player.

The Seahawks currently have 12 players assigned to the team who are currently in the Hall of Fame. However, of those 12, only four would be considered true Seahawks legends, as the others are better known for their play with other teams and have had little time in Seattle, such as wide receiver Jerry Rice.

When Alexander finally receives his due, he will be sixth, and his No.37 jersey will be hanging from the rafters at Lumen Field alongside Steve Largent, Cortez Kennedy, Kenny Easley and Walter Jones – the man who helped prepare the way. for the legendary career of Alexander.


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