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.
That consecutive start streak of 297 games is pretty impressive along with the yards, TDs, etc. Probably will never see that streak again by anyone, let alone a quarterback.
Really it’s 321 if you count the Playoffs, no idea why people don’t, especially for this record.
For most of those playoff games after 1997, it might have been better if he sat out. Winning 4 games against 7 losses. During that time he threw 21 tds, to 20 picks including a record 6 interceptions in just one playoff game. Yes, you read that right, 6.
Also, he’s the only QB in NFL history to throw interceptions in overtime in 2 playoff games.
So he’ll enjoy entering the Hall of Fame. But reality tells us when it counted, Favre didn’t do shit from 1998-2010.
Wolfie holding a gun to your head, made you write this shit?
What’s wrong? My comments rubbing sand in your vag? Tell me what i wrote, that isn’t true. Otherwise quit whining.
For someone who professes not to care about Favre, you sure doth protest a bit too much.
Don’t confuse caring, with just being a knowledgeable Packer fan.
Don’t worry, I won’t.
If a playing career is defined by including both regular season and playoff stats I agree. Unfortunately, when it comes to yards, touchdowns, etc. playoff numbers aren’t included.
297 consecutive regular-season starts
Kind of silly why only regular season counts as an entire career. Like those other 24 games don’t exist.
Kevin Greene’s WWE Hall of Fame plaque is what’s long overdue.
Man I was a Kevin Greene fan even when he played with the Steelers, showed a lot of enthusiasm. Long time coming for our old LB coach, now let’s get KRAMER in!!!!