Titans video: Tennessee franchise pays tribute to Steve McNair
Air McNair 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/93hx2f95XU
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) July 4, 2020
McNair is widely considered as the greatest quarterback in the history of the Tennessee franchise.
He was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the first round (third overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft. After two years, the team moved to Tennessee. Oddly enough, that is when McNair became the full-time quarterback.
And how did he do, you ask? Well, he carved out a 13-year career. Eleven of those were with the Oilers/Titans. The final two were with the Baltimore Ravens.
In those 13 years, McNair posted a 91-62 record. He threw for 31,304 yards and had 174 touchdown passes compared to 119 interceptions.
Oh, and he ran for 3,590 more yards and another 37 touchdowns on the ground.
McNair was a three-time Pro Bowler and was the 2003 NFL MVP. The only major accomplishment that really eluded him in his career was a Super Bowl ring.
Despite never winning the big one, he’s one of the most beloved Titans’ players of all-time. In fact, you could make a pretty strong argument that “Air McNair” is one of the most beloved players in NFL history, regardless of team.
However, he tragically passed away in 2009 just two years after he retired (2007).
Now that we are left with just the memories, people seem to have latched on to his greatness and his legacy even more.
McNair passed away on July 4, 2009. The Titans posted the tribute to their great quarterback on July 4, 2020. It has been 11 years, but the fans will never forget the quarterback and will always love the man.