Brett Favre and Tony Dungy make 2016 Hall of Fame class
By Adam Carlson
Two former Minnesota Vikings members will be part of the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class: quarterback Brett Favre and defensive coordinator Tony Dungy.
There wasn’t much of a doubt that Brett Favre was going to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame on the first ballot. He broke nearly every single record that a quarterback can hold and was one of the most exciting and interesting passers in the history of the NFL.
Sadly, for fans of the Minnesota Vikings, Brett Favre is best known for his time with their division rivals: the Green Bay Packers. But that’s okay. The boys in purple got Favre for one of the statistically best seasons of his career and enjoyed the time that the gunslinger spent with Vikings.
Brett Favre was quoted on Vikings.com reminiscing about his time with Minnesota:
"“We had a little bit of everything, and it was almost the right mix. It was a lot of fun. It was a short, brief time in my career, but most of those guys, I had played against for quite a while — didn’t particularly like playing against them, but it was neat to play with them,” Favre said. “You get to play with a guy like Adrian Peterson, what a talent. To see that first-hand was incredible. I see Jared Allen in the Super Bowl, I had a great time playing with him, and the list goes on and on.”"
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Favre wasn’t the only former member of the Vikings that will be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2016. Former defensive coordinator Tony Dungy will be honored during that ceremony as well.
Dungy is best known for his job as the head coach of the Super Bowl XLI champion Indianapolis Colts, but also has a ring as the defensive coordinator of the Super Bowl XIII champion Pittsburgh Steelers. The Minnesota Vikings only got his services from 1992 to 1995, but was impressive enough with his role that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave him his first head coaching position.
Congratulations to Brett Favre and Tony Dungy as being recognized as two of the best to ever be involved in the game of football. We at The Viking Age would like to thank both of them for their time with the Minnesota Vikings and their contributions to the team’s history.
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Enshrinement for these gentlemen will be held from August 4th to 7th, which will include the Pro Football Hall of Fame game and the enshrinement ceremony itself.