Brett Favre Among Finalists For 2016 Football Hall of Fame

By Staff  |  01/08/2016

Brett Favre

Brett Favre is closer to entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The retired quarterback is among 15 finalists.

The class of 2016 will be decided on Feb. 6, the day before the Super Bowl, with inductions following in August.

Others in the 15 include Terrell Owens, Alan Faneca, Morten Andersen, Steve Atwater, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison, Joe Jacoby, Edgerrin James, John Lynch, Orlando Pace and Kurt Warner.

Favre hasn't played since 2010. He led the Packers to the 1996 NFL championship and was a three-time league MVP. He retired as the NFL's leading passer with 6,300 completions, 10,169 attempts, 71,838 yards and 508 touchdowns.

Owens played for five teams in his 16 pro seasons and reached the Super Bowl with the 2004 Eagles. He ranks second in yards receiving with 15,934, third in touchdown receptions with 153 and set a then-record for catches in a game with 20 against the Bears in 2000.