It could be the year of the quarterback for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2017, all while the era of the quarterback is happening in the NFL of today. That’s because the names of some of the best quarterbacks of the last couple of generations are on the list of nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

We’re talking names like Randall Cunningham, Steve McNair, Drew Bledsoe, Donovan McNabb, Phil Simms and 2016 finalist Kurt Warner.

Overall, there are 94 nominees for the class of 2017, of which the list will be narrowed down to 25 semi-finalists for the Modern-era committee to then give 15 finalists for the full selection committee to consider on the eve of the Super Bowl.

Quarterback isn’t the only position with intriguing names, and along with McNabb, there are some first-time nominees who will have to be in serious consideration to make it. That list includes running back LaDainian Tomlinson, wide receiver Hines Ward and defensive end Jason Taylor.

About Andrew Coppens

Andy is a contributor to The Comeback as well as Publisher of Big Ten site talking10. He also is a member of the FWAA and has been covering college sports since 2011. Andy is an avid soccer fan and runs the Celtic FC site The Celtic Bhoys. If he's not writing about sports, you can find him enjoying them in front of the TV with a good beer!