Adam “Pacman” Jones is desperately stating his case for getting into the hall of fame.
The former NFL cornerback played 12 seasons in the league and was an All-Pro and Pro Bowler one time each during his tumultuous career. He played in 146 games with the Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos from 2005 to 2018.
He insisted to TMZ that he should be considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame due to his special teams play.
“If you just go back and look at the history, who would be your top three, four returners from 2005 to 2017-18 season? If you look at the average per yard, how many times I’ve touched the ball, with even with being suspended, I had more yards than Devin Hester if you look at the amount of times we touched the ball,” Jones told TMZ Sports.
Jones edges Hester in one category, but Hester dominates him everywhere else. Hester had 14 punt return touchdowns and five kick return touchdowns. Jones had five punt return touchdowns and did not have a kick return touchdown.
“We’ll see, man. You know I had a lot of baggage that went along with me but I got that out the way … I truly feel that I was if not number one in returns, I got to be one or two. No less than three,” he added.
That baggage he speaks of are of him famously being suspended for the entire 2007 season for inciting a melee at a Las Vegas strip club, which led to a shooting. He pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct charges and was ordered to pay over $11 million to victims of the incident after a civil trial.
Jones, who is eligible for the Hall in 2024, finsihed with, “I’ve outlasted my whole draft class beside the quarterbacks and my work is speaking for itself, man.”
“It speaks for itself.”
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