Jaguars players congratulate Tony Boselli for Hall-of-Fame induction
It’s official! After years of having to wait, former All-Pro offensive tackle Tony Boselli has officially been inducted into the Pro Football Focus Hall of Fame and the Jacksonville Jaguars congratulated him for being the first player in franchise history to be enshrined.
The Jaguars put together a video in which several current players congratulate Boselli. Among those that show up are Trevor Lawrence, outside linebacker Josh Allen, right guard Brandon Scherff, interior offensive lineman Tyler Shatley, right tackle Walker Little, rookie center Luke Fortner, and left tackle Cam Robinson.
Boselli was the first player the Jaguars drafted and he quickly became a franchise building block, earning five Pro Bowl selections and three First-Team All-Pro designations in a seven-year span. Had the former USC Trojan not suffered a career-ending shoulder injury, he would have probably had more accolades and probably gotten into the Hall of Fame sooner.
Then again, that no longer matters, as Boselli has been at last inducted, and it can’t be undone. Here’s the video the Jaguars made congratulating him.
The Jaguars are at last represented in the Hall of Fame
The Jaguars have won more than six games in a season just once in the last 10 years and have had a hard time getting the national spotlight but it wasn’t always that way. Back in the late 1990s and the early 2000s, they were one of the most dominant teams in the league thanks to the nucleus of Boselli, Mark Brunell, running back Fred Taylor, and wide receivers Keenan McCardell and Jimmy Smith.
Boselli finally got into the Hall of Fame and the Jaguars are now represented but it shouldn’t stop there. Both Taylor and Smith have favorable cases and are also deserving of being inducted. It’s true that the selection process is tough and players are often left out even though they are viable candidates. However, Taylor and Smith should eventually make it.
For the time being, it’s time to celebrate Boselli’s indication. The Jaguars, fans, his coaches, and everyone that made his induction possible are doing precisely that.