Brady makes passionate Hall of Fame case for Richard Seymour

/ by Darren Hartwell
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Can an endorsement from the GOAT vault Richard Seymour into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

The former New England Patriots defensive lineman is one of 15 finalists for the Hall of Fame's Class of 2021. He's in his third year of eligibility, though, and missed the call to the Hall in 2019 and 2020.

Enter Tom Brady, his former teammate of eight seasons in New England, who broadcasted his case for Seymour making the Hall of Fame to his 1.3 million Twitter followers.

As Brady noted, Seymour made an immediate impact out of the gate on a stout New England defense that helped build the foundation of a two-decade dynasty. The Patriots' sixth overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, Seymour won three Super Bowls in his first four seasons in Foxboro and was a first-team All-Pro in two of those Super Bowl seasons (2003 and 2004).

This isn't the first time Brady has advocated for Seymour: The QB wrote a powerful letter to the Hall of Fame Selection Committee in support of Seymour last January, with head coach Bill Belichick and Hall of Famer Andre Tippett following suit.

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Seymour appreciated Brady's latest show of support, responding to his former QB on Twitter while adding a jab at Super Bowl XLII officials for not calling a holding penalty as he tried to pressure New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on the infamous "Helmet Catch" play.


Seymour faces stiff competition among nominees like Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and (briefly) ex-Patriot Reggie Wayne. But as Rodney Harrison would tell you, it's time for members of the greatest dynasty in professional sports to get their due.

Meanwhile, Brady won't be getting a Hall of Fame nod anytime soon -- because he's still playing. The 43-year-old's quest for his seventh Super Bowl continues in next Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.