The late Kenny Stabler is finally getting the recognition many believe he deserves after an exceptional professional career. On Wednesday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Senior Committee nominated the Raider great for the Class of 2016. 

Stabler and offensive lineman Dick Stanfel will both be up for a vote and will need at least 80% approval from the full board in January.

The man they called 'The Snake' passed away last month at the age of 69, which led to a lot of discussion about his Hall of Fame merits. Following a career under Bear Bryant at Alabama, Stabler became one of the top quarterbacks during the 1970s as a member of the Oakland Raiders and earned a spot on the NFL's 1970 All-Decade Team.

At the time, he became the fast quarterback to win 100 games in the league. His professional career included four Pro Bowl appearances, an NFL MVP award, and a Super Bowl championship in 1974 – the Raiders’ first.