Perhaps the biggest snub thus far for Atlanta Falcons players not being in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is Tommy Nobis.
He was the very first pick of the Atlanta Falcons franchise, and easily one of the best Falcons in the history of the team. He was seriously a special player during his time.
He played for the Falcons for ten years, had five pro bowls, one first-team, and one second-team all-pro selections. If he was not a part of horrendous teams, he no doubt would have made many more pro bowls and all-pro teams.
He is known as “Mr. Falcon” for a good reason. He was a monster on the defensive side of the ball.
In his rookie season, he was able to total 294 tackles! Simply it is insane to think about that. Nowadays if a linebacker breaks 100 tackles, it is known as being a good total.
It is one of the biggest crimes in Canton, there is no reason that Nobis is not a member of the Hall of Fame, he embodies everything you want in a Hall of Famer.
It seems as if his chances seem to continue to dwindle, as one of the best shots he had was when Thomas Dimitroff lobbied hard for the voters to consider Nobis, but in the end, he did not get enough votes to make it. It is a sad thought, and with his passing in 2017 he will only continue to be forgotten about outside of the Falcons community.