The Hall of Fame announced their 2017 finalists Tuesday, and once again, former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner has made the list. It's not a surprise -- Warner was close to making the Hall of Fame last year and it is expected to be just a matter of time before he is voted in. This is the third time Warner has made the final 15.
Warner isn't the only one with Cardinals ties to make the fine 15. One-time Cardinals guard Alan Fanaca and former coach Don Coyrell also are on the list, as both were last year. Former Cardinals running back Edgerrin James, who was in the final 15 last year, didn't make the cut. The full list:
-- Safety Brian Dawkins -- Defensive end Jason Taylor -- Running back LaDainian Tomlinson -- Kicker Morten Andersen -- Coach Don Coryell -- Quarterback Kurt Warner -- Wide receiver Isaac Bruce -- Running back Terrell Davis -- Wide receiver Terrell Owens -- Tackle Tony Boselli -- Guard Alan Faneca -- Tackle Joe Jacoby -- Cornerback Ty Law -- Safety John Lynch -- Center Kevin Mawae
Warner has said he would be patient with the process. The vote occurs Feb. 4, the day before the Super Bowl. The 15 will be whittled to a list of 10, and then as many as five -- plus the possibility of the Seniors committee possibility, safety Kenny Easley, and contributors committee nominees Jerry Jones, the Cowboys owner, and former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue.
"It's always an honor. ... Now you go into it and you appreciate the process, but you feel more than you're not a Hall of Famer until you actually get the call," Warner told NFL Network.