After six years of (unnecessary) waiting, legendary Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown will finally take his place amongst the game's greats in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Here's Jay Saito of Golden Gate Sports with an eloquent take on Brown's credentials beyond the numbers:
What sets Brown apart and makes him uniquely qualified to enter the Hall is the fact that he put up his outstanding numbers without having had an elite quarterback throughout the vast majority of his career. Until the Raiders obtained Rich Gannon to run the offense, Brown caught balls from a collection of quarterbacks – Jeff Hostetler, Jay Schroeder, Jeff George, Vince Evans and Donald Hollas – who weren’t exactly lighting up the league, and might not have been starters on most teams. There is no doubt that Brown’s reliability and steadying presence made that motley crew look better than they actually were.
For someone who finished his career ranked sixth on the NFL's all-time receiving yardage list with 14,934 and fifth in all-purpose yards with 19,682, it's a long overdue honor for of the game's very best wideouts from any era.
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