Even though he played before the revitalization of the Saints in the 2000s decade, offensive tackle Willie Roaf may be one of the best players to ever don the black and gold. And on Super Bowl Sunday, he’ll find out if he will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
On Feb. 6, the NFL will unveil which players will make the Hall of Fame. While there are 17 total players that made the final ballot for the Hall of Fame, it is hard to see a player as deserving as Willie Roaf, as he was one of the most dominant offensive lineman in NFL history. Even though his divorce from the Saints in 2001 was ugly, he played the bulk of his career in New Orleans, and if elected, would go to Canton as a Saint.
Legendary Times-Picayune columnist Peter Finney write an excellent column talking about Roaf’s merits for the Hall of Fame, which pinpoint exactly why he deserves immorality in Canton.
Roaf was named to 11 Pro Bowls in 13 NFL season, he was an All-Pro seven times, and an All-Conference player nine times, was picked for the NFL’s All- Decade team for the 1990s and 2000s and was a totally dominant offensive tackle.
The Saints got their first-ever Hall of Famer last year with Rickey Jackson, and every black and gold fan hopes that they get their second this Sunday.