Dawkins is undoubtedly one of the greatest safeties ever to play the game of football and his chances of getting into the Hall next summer are very real. In his 16-year career, Dawkins played a total of 224 games and recorded 895 tackles, 26 sacks, 19 forced fumbles and 37 interceptions.
One thing McNabb does not have on his resume, however, is a Super Bowl victory. McNabb’s only Super Bowl appearance came in 2004 against the New England Patriots, which the Patriots won with a final score of 24-21. McNabb came close to appearing in four more Super Bowls, but was unable to win the NFC Championship.
Close is not good enough for the Hall of Fame, which may haunt McNabb for years.
Regardless of whether McNabb or Dawkins get into the Hall of Fame next summer, the fact that two of the Eagles’ best players of the 2000’s are at the very least nominated to be inducted is incredible and should not go unrecognized.
But, spoiler alert, don’t be surprised if one of these players (Dawkins) is added to this elite list of pro football’s all-time greats next summer.