We have begun to see some of the players from the early-2000 New England Patriots dynasty make their way into the Pro Football and Patriots Hall of Fame. Monday night was an opportunity to celebrate the latest Patriots HOF inductee, Rodney Harrison.
Speaking after owner Robert Kraft and Harrison, head coach Bill Belichick took to the podium to speak on behalf of Harrison's tenure in New England. Belichick not only gave his endorsement for the former making it into the Patriots HOF but also for Harrison being in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
"I hope through the years here, soon hopefully, there will be other Patriots in the Hall of Fame," Belichick said at Gillette Stadium Monday night. "This one, Rodney Harrison, deserves to be there."
A strong statement by the best NFL head coach of all-time. Ty Law also staked his claim for the same when some of Harrison's former teammates spoke after Belichick. Law is a 2019 inductee for the Pro Football HOF.
In 186 career games, Harrison recorded 1,197 tackles, 40 tackles for loss, 34 interceptions, 15 forced fumbles, and 30.5 sacks. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion with New England, a two-time First-Team All-Pro and a three-time Pro Bowler.