One former Green Bay Packers player and one former Green Bay Packers coach are now Pro Football Hall of Famers. Quarterback Brett Favre, who everyone expected to be elected, and Kevin Greene, who has been a finalist five times, are part of the eight-man class of 2016.
They are joined by former Colts and Bucs coach Tony Dungy, former Colts receiver Marvin Harrison, former Rams tackle Orlando Pace, former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former Raiders, Oilers and Saints quarterback Ken Stabler and former Lions and Redskins guard Dick Stanfel.
Favre made it on the first ballot and with good reason.
He won three MVPs with the Packers and finsihed his career as the NFL’s all-time leader in completions, yards, passing touchdowns, and wins as a quarterback.
His election was a given.
Greene, who was the Packers’ outside linebackers coach from 2009-13, has never been a given for some reason. And we say for some reason because the guy is still third on the all-time sacks list with 160.
He was a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All Pro during his career, which spanned from 1985 to 1999. Greene played for five teams, most notably the Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers.
His election to the Hall if long overdue.
Congrats to both guys.
We love Kevin Greene and regardless of what we think of Brett Favre, he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.