Former Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed is a Hall of Fame finalist, but he is hoping Steve Atwater is able to be enshrined into Canton.
The Denver Broncos will find out on Saturday if they will have any past members of the team become members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2019. As it stands right now, Pat Bowlen, Champ Bailey, Steve Atwater, and John Lynch are finalists for Canton.
Steve Atwater has been waiting for quite some time to get into the Hall of Fame. It has been almost 20 years since he hung up the cleats for good. The fact that he has not been enshrined yet is just unbelievable to Broncos Country. We will know for sure on Saturday.
A former Baltimore Ravens safety is hoping as well. Ed Reed chatted with Bleacher Report and talked about the Hall of Fame. During the interview, Reed dropped the name of Steve Atwater.
That is quite an amazing thought from Ed Reed. Some of Broncos Country might remember Reed from his time with the Ravens. For me, he was one of the best safeties in the game.
The fact that he mentioned Atwater is pretty telling that he notices, and this is my opinion, that it is odd that a guy who had such a strong career is still not in the Hall of Fame.
I wonder if Ed Reed could give his spot to Steve Atwater if that does happen on Saturday? Probably unlikely. But it goes to show that the game of Atwater is strongly respected and Reed made that known.
Hopefully we will get to see The Smiling Assassin introduced at the NFL Honors show.