It took longer than it probably should have, but Patriots great Ty Law finally got the recognition he deserves. After one of the longest debates by the HOF Election committee, Law was announced as an inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at the NFL Honors on Saturday night.
Law played 15 NFL seasons for the Patriots, the Jets, the Chiefs, and the Broncos. He totaled 53 interceptions and led the NFL in interceptions in both 1998 and 2005. Law made the Pro Bowl five times (’98, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’05), and was named to the NFL First-Team All-Pro team twice (’98, ’03). He was also named to the NFL’s 2000’s All-Decade team.
Law had some of the most memorable moments in Patriots playoff history, including his interception returned for a touchdown against Kurt Warner and the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI. He was a fan favorite and was elected to the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2014.
Law redefined the cornerback position, exhibiting a perfect blend of athleticism and physicality. He was able to take on some of the best receivers in the NFL with a high degree of success. Law was also a leader on the Patriots 2003 defense that was statistically one of the better defenses in NFL history. He is well-deserving of a gold jacket. Congratulations to Ty and the rest of the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductees!