The NFL on Thursday canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Enshrinements for 20 men scheduled for this year now will occur on Aug. 7, 2021, with the 2021 inductees going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame the next day.
We also must consider the most appropriate way to fulfill the first tenet of our mission: To honor the heroes of the game.
I dont have to go through the anxiety ever again of waiting and wondering whether this is the year they let me into the Hall of Fame, Atwater said.
This is easy.The Hall of Fame, which opened in 1963, has never had two enshrinements in one weekend.