No one in Nova Scotia Orleans would believe that a Mora will one day recruit Mills  Imagine if I told you that the Saints had signed Terrill Hanks

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current USFL champion, Birmingham Stallions central midfielder, and that he would have a career. at the NFL Hall of Famer No disrespect to Hanks, but it would look amazing. 

 However, the writing on the wall became available to Mills in 1986. The former college kid was the Stars' earned a reputation as the league's best defensive player.

This competition in addition to Reggie White, who is arguably the greatest pass pitcher of all the temperatures. 

With the addition of Mills, Vaughn Johnson, and Pat Swilling joining the Rickey Jackson Future Hall in New Orleans in 1986, the largest line-up corps in NFL history.

Each player made at least 4 Pro Bowl games in their 6 years together, & in 1992 they became the first & still only team to send four supporters to the Pro Bowl at the same time. 

Mills was finally named a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this year and was inducted into the Hall last weekend in Canton, Ohio, in his 19th year of eligibility.

Mills and Rickey Jackson are now the fifth pair of defenders to have spent more than five seasons together making up the Walk of Fame,

a roster that includes the likes of Jack Ham and Jack Lambert of the 1970s Steelers and Lawrence Taylor and Harry Carson of the Giants of the 1980s

 I had the honor of being  in Canton for the Mills rollout, and it was a special moment for Saints and Panthers fans everywhere. 

Introduced by  widow Melanie Mills & former coach Jim Mora on a sunny Saturday afternoon in northern Ohio, Mills is now the 29th, shortest & only  linebacker in the Hall of Fame. 

Who’s next?

Drew Brees will be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2026 in his first year of eligibility, but next Saint to be considered will indeed be protégé Jahri Evans

2023 will be Evans' first year qualifying, Evans  a five-time Professional, six-time Professional, member of the 2010 NFL All-Decade Team 

And an offensive Lineman Saint top of the  Super Bowl. -profit group and for the next half decade.....

 Aside from Brees, Evans has the best chance of being the next Saints player inducted into the Hall of Fame.

If Cameron Jordan continues to climb the all-time layoffs chart, he'll also have a serious chance of making it into the Hall of Fame when he's finally hung. it's up.