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We are happy to announce the 129 Modern-Era Nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) September 20, 2022
Now this is cool to see. Legendary New Orleans Saints right guard and Super Bowl XLIV champion Jahri Evans has been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023, making him the first Saints player from their 2009 title-winning squad with a serious, credible case at being enshrined in Canton. It’ll be a few more years before his Super Bowl-winning teammates like Drew Brees will be eligible for consideration.
Evans, 39, played his last snap in 2017 after being named to six consecutive Pro Bowls and earning four spots on the AP All-Pro first team offense, also being selected for the very exclusive Hall of Fame All-2010’s Team. He joined the Saints for training camp this summer as a coaching intern, working with the offensive line.
Still, stacked as that resume is he’ll face stiff competition with 10 finalists returning from last year’s group and 8 other strong first-year candidates, including former Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas and cornerback Darrelle Revis, a seven-time Pro Bowler.
Other players nominated for the Class of 2023 who suited up for New Orleans include wide receiver Joe Horn, defensive tackle La’Roi Glover, and linebacker Pat Swilling, among others. The list will be trimmed down from 129 initial nominees to 25 semifinalists in November, with 15 finalists announced in January. Enshrinement will take place next summer.