The Minnesota Vikings will have to wait at least one more season to see another former player enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
According to Chris Tomasson of the Denver Gazette, Allen will not be apart of the 2024 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Tomasson also reported that Allen wouldn’t be enshrined in 2023.
The Vikings acquired Allen in the 2008 offseason by sending a first-round pick and two third-round picks. That move ended up being huge in helping Brad Childress turn around the Vikings and get them to the 2009 NFC Championship Game. During the six seasons that saw Allen amass 88.5 sacks, including a 2011 season where he had 22.0 sacks, just 0.5 from tying Michael Strahan’s record.
In his career, Allen played in 187 games and accumulated 136 sacks and forced 32 fumbles. He would have become the 16th member of the Vikings to earn enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the 10th lineman to earn honors.
Allen will enter the 2025 voting as a four-time finalist, all of which came in the last four seasons.