Voting by the 48-member Hall of Fame panel will be held February 2, the day before the Super Bowl, in Atlanta. Most notably, the list of 102 modern-era nominees contains former Super Bowl champion Head Coach Tom Flores.
The roster of nominees consists of 47 offensive players, 39 defensive players, five special teams players and 11 coaches. Senior Finalist Johnny Robinson, who spent his entire career with the Texans/Chiefs franchise from 1960-71, and Contributor Finalists Pat Bowlen and Gil Brandt will also be included in the voting. The selection committee will meet on February 2, 2019, at the Super Bowl in Atlanta to elect the class. Four-to-eight new members will be selected.
Between four and eight of those individuals will be immortalized in Canton next August.
Reeves, Barber, Walker and Brown are all close, but it's likely that only Barber would go into the Hall of Fame as a Giant is he were to receive such an honor. Come January, that number will be trimmed further to 15 finalists.
It all adds up to quite the resume, making Gonzalez one of just four former players to be nominated for the 2019 class in their first year of eligibility.
Mitchell, longtime NBC Sports Washington analyst, is seeking enshrinement after several years of being overlooked and undervalued by the Hall of Fame committee.