Predictions for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selections are performed by a panel of 46 leading NFL media members including representatives of all 32 NFL teams, a representative of the Pro Football Writers of America, and 13 at-large writers.

The panel has selected a list of 15 finalists from the modern era, defined as playing all or part of their careers within the last 25 years. A player must have spent 5 years out of the league before they can be considered for induction into the Hall of Fame. Players that last played in the 2010 season will be eligible for induction in 2016.

During Super Bowl Weekend, the panel will meet and narrow down the list of modern-era finalists down to five. Those five will be considered alongside two senior candidates, selected by a nine-member subpanel of the larger panel last August, and one contributor (not players or coaches), selected by another nine-member subpanel, for a total of eight. From this list, at least four and no more than eight people will be selected for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

My prediction for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016 is:

Brett Favre
Marvin Harrison
Orlando Pace
Tony Dungy
Kevin Greene
Eddie DeBartolo
Dick Stanfel
Ken Stabler

Hall of Fame Game: Colts v. Packers

3 thoughts on “Predictions for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016

  1. Of who are finalists my view:

    Ken Stabler — LONG overdue and sad it happens AFTER he passed away.

    Don Coryell — Revolutionized the game as we know it today in St. Louis and San Diego, should have been in a long time ago.

    Brett Favre — LOCK

    Morten Andersen — Arguably one of the greatest kickers in NFL history

    Tony Dungy — Truly paved the way for African-American head coaches and finally won his Super Bowl with the Colts.

    Edward Debartolo — Restored the 49ers after they really fell on hard times after the disastrous trade the 49ers made for O.J. Simpson in 1978 and the 49ers actually were the first team to go back from AstroTurf to grass (few today know or remember that Candlestick Park was AstroTurf from 1971-’78 after that stadium was first enclosed for the 1971 season, if you see Candlestick pre-49ers moving there you can see it with the outfield open).

    Kurt Warner — Made the Rams “The Greatest Show on Turf” and after teaching Eli the ropes with the Giants had a great second act in Arizona that nearly included another Lombardi trophy.

    I’m only going with seven instead of eight.

  2. I’m guessing this is who you WANT to go in (which partly means “these are the people I’ve heard of”), not necessarily who you EXPECT to go in, but there’s only one pure kicker in the Hall, and Ray Guy needed to wait for the senior committee to make his case before going in. Andersen’s going to be waiting a LOT longer than this in my view, at the very least. As for Warner, I don’t know when’s the last time the Hall has selected two players at the same position with at least one not being first-ballot, so I think Favre cock-blocks him for now (something similar may work against Coryell or Dungy). I also don’t know when the last time is an O-lineman HASN’T been selected.

  3. That’s my view on who I think could go in. I’m probably wrong, but, it’s just my opinion of who could be it.

    There always will be surprises no matter what.

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