Mike Florio Made The Case For Both Brady and Belichick For Immediate Hall Of Fame Induction

You can bet that one day Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will end up in Canton. The thing that we are still not certain about is when they will actually get their bronze busts in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have been with the New England Patriots since 2000. They are no where near finished with their careers even though they are the oldest quarterback-coach duo in the league.

During a recent interview, Mike Florio talked about how both Brady and Belichick are going to be the exception to the Hall of Fame rule of a five year waiting period before being inducted and. They will be just throw in Canton right when they hang ’em up. Florio said:

“The Hall of Fame imposes a five-year waiting period before players and coaches can be considered for enshrinement. When Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady retire, the Hall of Fame should waive that requirement. Presumably, both will retire at some point. Undoubtedly, both will get in after the five-year waiting period on the first try, with no debate. So why not put them in the moment that they’re done?

There’s no reason to make them wait, once they retire. (Arguably, there’s no reason to make them wait now; who could argue that they don’t deserve to already be in?) Hockey allows waiver of its Hall of Fame waiting period, and hockey has done it nine times. The NFL should have a similar provision, and know-it-when-we-see-it candidates like Belichick and Brady shouldn’t have to wait five minutes much less five years when they finally decide to walk away.”

With a win on Super Bowl LIII, Brady and Belichick earned their sixth Lombardi trophy. This makes Brady the only player in the history of the NFL to have as many titles. On the other hand, Belichick is only one of three coaches to have won six Super Bowls.