“John’s one of the best, one of the all-time greats. He could play deep, could play the run. He was a big-time thumper. … He set the standard to do things the way the game is supposed to be played at safety.” – Safety Eric Weddle

“[He’s] a guy that was phenomenal at the job and opened the doors for us safeties. He made great plays and inspired us to be the safeties that we are today. … Yes, he belongs in [the Pro Football Hall of Fame]. He rightfully earned that position and he did everything. It’s hard for a safety to get in there; it’s very hard for us. And for him doing what he did, he’s definitely deserved the right.” – Safety Landon Collins

“Of course, [he belongs in Canton]. It’s his time. He’s waited, he’s been patient and he was a heck of a player. I loved to watch him play.” – Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix