Joe Klecko

Jets legend Joe Klecko named Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist

Former Jets All-Pro defensive lineman Joe Klecko, along with Super Bowl-winning coaches Mike Shanahan and Mike Holmgren are among 24 seniors, coaches and contributors selected as finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023. The list includes Patriots owner Robert Kraft, former Browns/Ravens owner Art Modell. The list of 12 former players includes four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Ken Anderson and five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Sterling Sharpe. The 12-person Seniors Committee will meet Aug. 16, and each committee member will present one finalist. The committee’s final vote will send three Seniors to the full 49-person Selection Committee for consideration at its annual meeting in early 2023. Each of those three could be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame at that meeting. Expansion of the Seniors pool to three for possible election to the Hall was approved earlier this year for the Classes of 2023, 2024 and 2025.
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Joe Klecko named one of 12 finalists of Hall of Fame Seniors Committee

Jets great Joe Klecko has been named a finalist for the Hall of Fame by the Seniors Committee. The Seniors Committee evaluates candidates who last played prior to 1997. In August the committee will choose three players from the list to submit to the full Hall of Fame selection committee for consideration to be enshrined.

Jets Great Joe Klecko is a Hall of Fame Semifinalist

It has been announced that among the list of 54 NFL legends, Joe Klecko is a Hall of Fame semifinalist. Klecko has earned just about every defensive honor, award, or title that exists. He lacks only two achievements, and considering his last season was in 1988, he is not likely to win a Super Bowl. There is one more however, that is within reach: The Pro Football Hall of Fame. Klecko’s list of achievements is lengthy and diverse. A few of them are such rare accomplishments that it may be decades before the next player achieves them. So what are his feats, and if they are so extensive, why is he not already in the Hall of Fame?

NY Jets legend Joe Klecko could make the Hall of Fame in 2023

NY Jets fans have been waiting decades for legendary defensive lineman Joe Klecko to finally receive his due and earn a deserved place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As the years have gone on, it's seemed less and less likely that Klecko would one day be enshrined in the walls of Canton, OH. However, there may still be some hope left for the four-time Pro Bowler.