Third time’s a charm? That’s what former Kansas City Chiefs guard Will Shields is hoping for when it comes to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
One of the best to ever play his position, Shields made it past the first two rounds of cuts each of the past two seasons to the round of 15 finalists. Somehow each time he came up short on the final vote.
Now he gets a third chance. The Hall of Fame Selection Committee has sent Shields to the round of 25 (from the previously announced list of 126 nominees), the next hurdle comes with that second cut down to 15 in January. It would come to reason that will be a no brainer.
Though as we’ve seen time and again, there isn’t always a lot of reason when it comes to Hall of Fame voting. After all, we shouldn’t even be having this discussion since Shields had the resume to be enshrined in either of the last two years.
In addition to being a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2000s and the College Football Hall of Fame, Shields started every game in his career and was selected to the Pro Bowl 12 times.
You can Shields competition at the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s official site.