It could be shaping up for a pretty great weekend for Colts fans. The day before former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will play in his fourth Super Bowl, we could see two other former Colts make the Hall of Fame.
According to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett, Colts owner Jim Irsay appeared on the red carpet at the NFL Honors show tonight and said that he believes both Marvin Harrison and Tony Dungy made the Hall of Fame.
Colts owner Jim Irsay just said on red carpet at NFL Honors that Marvin Harrison was elected to Hall of Fame & he believes Tony Dungy is too— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) February 7, 2016
Of course, nothing is official yet, as the official Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016 will be announced at 9 p.m. ET tonight as a part of the NFL Honors show. But you'd think that Irsay is a pretty reliable source, so this seems like good information.
Harrison and Dungy are both in their third year as a finalist, so it could be that the third time is the charm. Harrison is the Colts' all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns (ranking in the top seven in league history in each category, too), while Dungy is the winningest coach in Colts history (his winning percentage ranks 12th in NFL history). Both men made a huge contribution to the Colts' franchise and seemed likely to get into the Hall of Fame at some point, so it would be awesome to see them both make it this year. Again, nothing official yet, but the early signs are very encouraging and exciting for Colts fans.