With the Pro Football Hall of Fame senior committee meeting later this month to determine who will be the one candidate voted into the class of 2019, two former Redskins have made Wednesday’s Talk of Fame Sports Network’s finalists.
Narrowed down from 48 to six former NFL players from five polls this summer, Redskins fans have a chance to voice their opinion on whether Joe Jacoby and/or Pat Fischer should be put on next year’s ballot.
From an undrafted college free agent to landing on the 1980s NFL all-decade selection as an offensive tackle, Jacoby became a contributor for the Redskins as a member of the Hogs offensive line. The three-time Super Bowl champion played left tackle in his first two championships while playing right tackle in his third, often being placed as the lead blocker in Joe Gibbs’ system when a play would run on the right side of the line.
Jacoby has been a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, three times and would become the 32nd Redskin player, coach or administrator to be rightfully enshrined if he was selected for next year’s class.
Fischer ended his career in Washington voted as one of the 80 Greatest Redskins of all-time and is a member of the franchise’s Ring of Honor. The former cornerback played 17 seasons and 213 games in the NFL, intercepting 56 career passes that ranks 18th all-time. At 5-foot-9, Fischer overcame the obstacle of being smaller than average for his size to earn three Pro Bowl appearances and set an NFL record for cornerbacks with 16 fumble recoveries.
While Fischer is listed in the Top 20 statistically at his position, he has never been a Hall of Fame finalist. Fans can vote for Fischer and/or Jacoby by accessing the Talk of America poll here.