In his 4th year as a finalist, 3x Super Bowl champion, 5x All-Pro, and 7x Pro Bowler, Richard Seymour has finally been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Big Sey joins Randy Moss (class of 2018) and Ty Law (class of 2019) as the 3rd Belichick-era Patriot elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Seymour headlines a group including Dick Vermeil, Tony Boselli, the late Cliff Branch, and Sam Mills.
Last January, Tom Brady tweeted his support for Seymour's HOF case. While there have been conversations of whether the NFL should waive the wait period as the Hockey HOF has done for legends like Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, and Gordie Howe, there's no doubt he'll get in. The only question is will any more former Patriots make in before then?
Richard Seymour finished his career with 57.5 sacks which are so fucking close to a Dozah (58 for new readers) it hurts, but 93's impact was felt much deeper than the boxscore. He was an absolute force on the Patriots' defensive line from the moment he stepped in at the 6th overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. After Lawyer Milloy, Seymour is one of the original "move on a year too early, rather than a year too late" guys. He might've spent his final four seasons in Oakland, but he'll always be a Patriot. Congratulations Big Sey!