Jacksonville Jaguars fans will try to forget that Urban Meyer, the head coach is leaving the team in perhaps worse shape than before when Meyer took over. However, one of the highlights during his tenure at Jacksonville was his appearance on All Elite Wrestling, and if Tony Khan’s dream comes to pass, the Jaguars alumni could be a part of AEW.
In the course of Super Bowl Week, Khan spoke with Karisa Maxwell from Sporting News and touched on many topics. Like the expansion of AEW‘s west coast, the need to promote diversity and inclusion in the sport, as well as the possibility of a crossover with other athletes. When asked about which non-wrestler Khan would like to see in the show to feature. He mentioned the former Jaguars running back Fred Taylor and elaborated why.
Well, it’s a great question I would love, I think I’d have to say, Fred Taylor. He was one of the greatest running backs ever. I think Fred Taylor belongs in the Hall of Fame. There are only two running backs in the history of the NFL, whoever carried the ball 2,500 times and maintained an average of 4.6 yards a carry or more. Only two ever, Barry Sanders and Fred Taylor. And now, we get the first Jaguar ever just made the Hall of Fame.
Khan said that he was happy about the selection by All-Pro offensive lineman Tony Boselli into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is hoping that Fred Taylor and former Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith get inducted soon. But wait! It wasn’t over! the story. Fred Taylor caught wind of the story via social media and announced that he’s prepared to rumble. And then, Jimmy Smith chimed in and asked him to be counted into.
Jaguars legendary players Fred Taylor and Jimmy Smith are worthy of being included in the HOF.
While it’s true the possibility to have Fred Taylor and Jimmy Smith get a role on AEW, Khan made an extremely valid argument. After Boselli’s well-deserved choice has been made, it’s the time to call for to go into the Hall of Fame to enshrine both Taylor and Smith. Both players were among the top players at their respective positions during the latter part of the 1900s and 2000s.
One could argue it’s been a blockage in the process of getting into the Hall of Fame, but that does not justify Smith’s and Taylor’s exclusion. Their numbers are quite good compared with the other players of the same period, and there’s no reason they shouldn’t be included.
Positively, it took Boselli long to be chosen, but he eventually made it to the first place, so it shouldn’t be surprising to witness Taylor and Smith take a little longer but finally be selected. It would certainly be wonderful to see them admitted by the end of next year, but they’ll just wait. There will come the point at which it is not logical to let them remain out.
Taylor and Smith are likely to have a compelling case to make their names in Smith, and Taylor will be in the Hall of Fame sooner rather than later. While they wait, watching the two Jaguars legends appear in AEW is necessary.