The wait is finally over for Redskin great Art Monk as he and Redskins teammate Darrell Green were elected into the NFL Hall of Fame. It took Art Monk eight years before he was able to make it into the Hall of Fame, while Green made it in almost as immediately after becoming eligible.
Many in the Washington D.C. area and in Redskins nation have felt there has been a block on former Redskins players with Monk being at the top of this list. For years senior NFL writer Peter King said that Monk was not worthy of making it into the HOF despite having more than comparable numbers to both Lynn Swan and John Stallworth who made it into the Hall of Fame years ago.
Darrell Green was one of the fastest men in the NFL throughout his two decade career, coming in he ran a 4.19 second 40 yard dash and on his fortieth birthday he clocked a 4.3 at Redskins park. As a corner back he was one of the most reliable in the game.
Today’s announcement will provide a small bit of distraction and some relief to a group of fans who have been forced to live in agony over the past few weeks as their owner searches for a new head coach and the rumors of Lane coming to town doesn’t make it any easier.