John Lynch had a Pro Football Hall of Fame-worthy career in his 15 seasons in the NFL.
The reason he isn’t already in the hall of fame is simply due to the fact that there are a lot of great players who deserve to get enshrined. One day, it will be his turn.
Lynch missed just four games in his four seasons in Denver. The reason for him being so low on this list is because he spent most of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he was one of the leaders on the great Tampa defense that won the Super Bowl in 2002.
Along with Al Wilson at linebacker and Champ Bailey at cornerback, Lynch was part of a group of great defenders in Denver. He was also a key member of the Buccaneers defense during his time there (1993-2003).
Lynch was one of the hardest-hitting safeties during his time in the league. Most of his hits on offensive players would not be allowed in today’s NFL.
He would be fined A LOT of money and likely suspended if he played today.
I wish he was part of the Broncos for longer than four seasons. If he had played with Champ Bailey and some of the other star defenders on the team at the time, there’s a chance they could have been one of the better defenses and win a championship.