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Not everyone comes to Canton when they end their NFL careers, but these 30 players have been overlooked when it comes to getting a gold jacket.
As the Hall of Fame finalists for the 2022 class are announced, it seems appropriate to look at those who have been overlooked by the Hall of Fame and deserve more attention for how great their careers were. These are the 30 best Hall of Fame snubs in NFL history.
Who are the greatest Hall of Fame guys in NFL history?
30. Tiki Barber
Tiki Barber was one of the best players on the New York Giants in the late 1990s and early 2000s. While putting together very solid seasons, he did not receive a wealth of accolades until the final years of his career.
In 2000, he rushed 1,000 yards for the first time in his career. Two years later in 2002, he ran in just under 1,400 yards and 11 touchdowns, but was disqualified from the Pro Bowl. He was the Pro Bowler for the first time in 2004. He ran in 1,518 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season. The Giants were in the process of switching Eli Manning to the starter that season, ending the season 6-10. In 2005, Barber was a Pro Bowler again, as well as an All-Pro. He ran in over 1,800 yards and nine touchdowns.
Barber ran over 1,600 yards in his final season in 2006. He retired with 10,449 yards and 55 touchdowns for his career. He retired just one season before the Giants won the Super Bowl, which is a shame because he clearly had gas left in the tank. However, locker room problems were public, and Barber decided to call it a career.