Go home NFL, you're drunk.
When the Pro Football Hall of Fame released their class of 2018 nominees, everything seemed just fine. There were some fantastic new additions including Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Steve Smith... wait what?
Yes Steve Smith, but not the former Panthers and Ravens wide receiver that just retired last season.
Congrats to colleague @89SteveSmith, who has been nominated for the HOF despite just retiring ... wait, the other WR Steve Smith (NYG, PHI)?— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 13, 2017
The Steve Smith that was nominated played just six seasons for the Giants, Eagles and Rams. He totaled 2,641 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in his career.
I'm not a football expert, but I wouldn't consider those numbers Hall of Fame worthy. But hey, what do I know.
Former Giants WR Steve Smith is also among the 1st yr Pro Football HOF nominees...... which is a bit shocking. 2,641 yards, 12 TD career....— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 13, 2017
I'm not sure anyone can comprehend how this makes sense.
More than half of Smith's career receptions and touchdowns came in one season. Aside from that, he never had more than one season with over 600 receiving yards.
Terrell Owens is going to get a kick out of this one.