Thomas Jones Campaigns For Devin Hester To Be A Hall Of Famer: 'Made People Look Stupid'

"It was like really watching a video game," Jones says.

Laurence Holmes Show
May 04, 2018 - 3:46 pm
Devin Hester in 2010

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(670 The Score) Former Bears running back Thomas Jones was thrilled upon hearing the news that former teammate Brian Urlacher had been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Now, Jones has joined a cast of many calling for former teammate Devin Hester to get his call to Canton as well.

"It was like really watching a video game," Jones said of Hester in an interview with Laurence Holmes on 670 The Score on Thursday evening. "One of my friends was really, really good in Madden -- I think Madden first came out in my freshman year of college in '96 -- and one of my friends somehow, I don't know how, he like mastered the art of special teams. He would always run around in circles and he'd find a way to score. How did you? It was like a glitch in the game. It was like a glitch in the game. You knew what he was going to do, and you still couldn't stop him. 

"That's what it was like watching Devin. Devin literally just made people look stupid. And these are in humongous games and as a rookie."

Hester officially retired as a Bear on April 23 after an 11-year professional career, the first eight of which he spent in Chicago. Hester set an NFL record with 20 return touchdowns and made those like Jones shake their heads and say, "This isn't supposed to be happening."

"He's just a very special player," Jones said. "Like very rare, first-ballot Hall of Famer, hands down."

Listen to Jones' full interview below, as he also talks about how his acting career is going and more on life after retirement.