Bill Polian Chosen as Hall of Fame Finalist

Former Bills General Manager Bill Polian was named a Hall of Fame finalist in the 2015 Class. Polian and Ron Wolf are the inaugural nominations in the new contributor category.

Buffalo Bills fans may not have to wait long to return to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After Andre Reed was inducted into Canton this summer, many fans wondered how long it'd be until their next trip. There's a decent chance that Bills fans will be Canton bound in 2015.

Today, former Bills GM Bill Polian was named as a Class of 2015 finalist along with Ron Wolf. The two were selected as finalists in the Hall's new contributor category. Both candidates can enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015 if they receive 80 percent approval from voters.

Polian built a Bills team that reached four consecutive Super Bowls. While the Bills went 0-4 in those games, it's a feat that NFL fans are unlikely to see again. Polian won Executive of the Year with Buffalo in 1988 and 1991. He later became the 28th member of Buffalo's Wall of Fame in 2012.

In addition to his time in Buffalo, Polian also spent time with the Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts. Polian built a Panthers roster that made it to the NFC Championship Game in their second season. With the Colts, Polian built a roster that won Super Bowl XLI. 

Polian seemed stunned by the news today. He said, "Wow! I don't know what to say. I'm speechless."

The vote will take place on January 31st.

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