The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2016 Class will be announced on Saturday night, on the eve of Super Bowl 50.
Former Green Bay Packers great Brett Favre should not only be a shoe-in first ballot Hall of Fame selection, but it should come via unanimous vote as well.
Favre was given the keys to the car as the Packers attempted to turn years of misery into winning. He arrived in 1992 and in just a handful of seasons, won a Super Bowl in 1996.
During Favre’s 16 seasons in Green Bay, the Packers posted the best record (160-93) during that period. He started an NFL-record 321 consecutive games (including playoffs). Favre won three MVP awards and became the first player in league history to throw 500 touchdown passes.
Favre is one of three first-year eligible nominees, joining Alan Faneca and Terrell Owens.
The Hall of Fame selection committee will pick between four and eight finalists for induction. Former Packers assistant coach Kevin Greene is a five-time finalist and this could finally be the year for the long time sack specialist who had playing stints with the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers.