With the NFL Hall of Fame Game about to kick off and the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Aug. 5, chatter around the league has turned to which players currently playing are most likely to get the call to the hall.
For football fans in Texas, this discussion centers primarily around which current Dallas Cowboys have the best chance to be inducted.
BetTexas.com, your home to Texas sports betting, decided to utilize Pro Football Reference’s Hall of Fame monitor to see which active players are most likely to wind up in Canton and to see if any Cowboys made their way onto the list.
Most Likely NFL Hall of Famers
Martin Likely Canton Bound
Anyone who religiously follows the Cowboys, and there are a lot, consider it no surprise that guard Zack Martin is the highest ranking Cowboy on the list, ranking only behind Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Donald, Travis Kelce, Bobby Wagner, Von Miller and Khalil Mack in the entire NFL.
Martin’s current HOF monitor score of 88.68 signifies that he is almost a lock to make it eventually.
Martin has set the standard for guard play in the NFL since he first set foot on the field. He earned his sixth first-team all-pro selection in 2022, his ninth year in the league. Only two guards all time have more first-team selections, Hall of famers John Hannah and Randall McDaniel with seven each, a number Martin should surpass if he can manage a couple more healthy seasons.
With zero sacks allowed in 594 snaps last season, it appears that he is still at the top of his game and another season full of accolades is likely upcoming, as long as he can get his contract situation with the Cowboys sorted out. His return will certainly sway the Cowboys playoff chances at sportsbooks this season.
Rodgers, Mahomes Highlight Rest Of List
While Martin seems beyond likely to be in the Hall of Fame, there are a few players ahead of him on the list that would be guaranteed induction even if they retired today. Aaron Rodgers tops the list and with his four MVP awards, his Super Bowl ring and a bevy of all-pro and pro bowl selections he’s already put together a better resume than most of the players already in the hall.
Rodgers was traded from the Packers to the Jets in the offseason and hopes to use his pedigree to bring a championship to New York.
Like Martin, Aaron Donald has set the standard for his position over the last decade and with that he also becomes a shoo-in for Canton. Donald has won a Super Bowl and been the defensive player of the year three times in his career, signifying his dominance at the defensive tackle position.
On the list behind Martin is superstar QB Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes has won two Super Bowls in his relatively young career, and if his trajectory continues he’ll rank even higher than Rodgers on this list in a few years. He may very well still be collecting MVPs when Texas betting apps launch.
Cowboys fans anxiously await Martin’s return to training camp as he hopes to get a better contract, but as soon as he’s back on the field, Dak Prescott will have a future hall of famer protecting him at all times.
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