Hall of Fame 2018: Ty Law named finalist for Canton

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Cornerback Ty Law
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Cornerback Ty Law /

The votes came in on Tuesday night and former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Ty Law is one of the finalists for the Class of 2018.

Former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Ty Law, who played with the team for two seasons from 2006 to 2007, has been named a finalist for the Class of 2018 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Law played for the Chiefs near the end of his career, a two year stint in which he was clearly the best defensive back for Herm Edwards’ defense, leading the team in interceptions in 2006 with four in a secondary that also included strong veterans like Sammy Knight at safety and Patrick Surtain on the other side at corner.

Law’s second season wasn’t nearly as productive or successful when the Chiefs dropped to 4-12 in 2017. Law had 2 interceptions that season, and a strong defense was undone by pitiful quarterback play—as Brock Huard and Brodie Croyle split starters reps. It was a full season wasted on a defense featuring emerging stars like Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali, a heralded pass rusher like Jared Allen, a veteran linebacker like Donnie Edwards and Ty Law and Bernard Pollard on the back end.

Law was much more successful overall in his season with the New England Patriots and New York Jets. He won three Super Bowl titles, went to the Pro Bowl five times and was named All-Pro twice in his career. He has a career total of 53 interceptions, which ranks No. 24 all time in NFL history and his 15-year career shows how he was able to remain productive much longer than most players.

Even more, Law came up big in the playoffs with 6 total interceptions in 13 postseason games, creating turnovers when it counts the most.

Law is one of 15 players now vying for a final five spots. You can read all details of the Hall’s selection process and other candidates here.