On Wednesday, ESPN’s Bill Barnwell projected Hall of Fame odds for players on each of the 32 teams in the NFL. I thought the only contender for the Cleveland Browns would be LT Joe Thomas, but he also gave a shred of hope to CB Joe Haden. I think that ship has sailed for Haden, given the past couple of seasons.
1 to 10 percent: Joe Haden has two Pro Bowl appearances to his name, but inconsistent play and injuries make it unlikely he'll string together a sustained run of Pro Bowls. (It does help that most of the league's top corners are in the NFC.)
99 percent: Joe Thomas has played nine years and made nine Pro Bowls, throwing in six first-team All-Pro appearances for good measure. Every other player who started their career 9-for-9 made it to the Hall of Fame. So will Thomas.
The only players with 100% were QB Aaron Rodgers, DE J.J. Watt, RB Adrian Peterson, QB Tom Brady, QB Drew Brees. I’m not quite sure why Thomas was at 99% instead of 100%; maybe it’s the fact that he’s never really come close to sniffing the playoffs.
Check out the rest of the list, especially the AFC North, and let us know if there are any percentages you find surprising.