Mac Speedie should already be a member in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But after not being selected to the Hall of Fame yet, Speedie is more a Hall of Fame snub instead of being in line to be selected into the Hall of Fame.
Speedie played seven seasons from 1946-1952, all with the Browns. Playing at left end – a position that is comparable to wide receiver in today’s game – Speedie was one of the best receivers in his time.
Speedie caught 349 passes for 5,602 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns in 86 career games. He led the league in receiving yards twice in his career and led the league in receptions four times in his career.
Speedie was selected to the Pro Bowl two times in his short career. He was also named a first-team All-Pro three times. He was selected as a member of the NFL’s 1940’s All-Decade team.
Despite his accomplishments, Speedie has never received enough votes to be selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was a finalist for the Hall of Fame in 1970 and 1972, but did not reach the required votes.
Speedie’s stats are not going to compare to the numbers that receivers put up in the most recent decades. But for his time, Speedie was one of the best receivers in the game. He is deserving to be in the Hall of Fame, but after how much time has passed, it is unlikely that Speedie will ever be selected to Canton.