The Hall will call Walter Jones a year earlier than expected.
The Seahawks’ dominating left tackle will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014, rather than 2015, the Hall has determined. Jones’ final season with the Seahawks was 2009, but he spent the entire season on injured reserve so his five-year waiting period for Hall of Fame consideration began a season ahead of the anticipated timeline.
Jones, a first-round draft choice in 1997, is arguably the best left tackle of his generation – and some consider him the best to ever play the position. He was voted to a club-record nine Pro Bowls and named All-Pro six times from 1999-2008.