Former Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White should go into the HOF


It’s a no-brainer that Roddy White belongs in the Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor, but does he have a Hall of Fame case too?

No one in Atlanta Falcons nations expected big things from Roddy White when he come into the league, especially due to the offense the Falcons were running at that time with Michael Vick at quarterback.

However, when Vick was sentenced to prison, White’s career seemed to have taken off.

With Detroit Lions castaway Joey Harrington and Byron Leftwich playing quarterback, White put up the numbers that shocked a lot of people, not because he wasn’t talented but because of the number of issues that were going on in the franchise.

White should have made the Pro Bowl that season, but he ended up going the following season once Matt Ryan was drafted. Between 2007 and 2012, you could make the case that White was one of the most consistence receivers we had in the league at that time.

With the Falcons drafting Julio Jones, the speculation was that Roddy White’s tenure in Atlanta would come to an abrupt end, however, that was far from the case. Together they made up one of, if not, the best receiving duos in the NFL.

His last season in the NFL, Roddy gave all he could to this Falcons franchise, however his career has been overshadowed due to the fact he played alongside a generational talent in Julio and one of the best quarterback in the NFL in Matt Ryan.

If we look at his stats, he has more career receptions than hall of famers James Lofton, Charlie Joiner and Michael Irvin. His 10,731 yards rank 39th all-time in NFL history and if it weren’t for his years playing along side Vick, his numbers would have been better than what they already were.

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Everyone knows the Pro Football Hall of Fame works. It’s not the best process in the world and the voters will never put Roddy in, but he should be. He was one of the 10 best wide receivers during his time in the NFL and if that is not hall of fame worthy, I am not sure what is.