— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) February 14, 2014
On this Valentine’s Day, take a moment to reflect on the life and career of Tennessee Titans great, Steve McNair. Yes, he eventually parted ways with the organization to play for Baltimore. Yes, his life came to an end on a somber note, revealing that he had been cheating on his wife. However, this doesn’t take away from the tragedy of his death.
McNair, also known as “Air McNair” to those who watched him play throughout his career, started off in the NFL in 1995 when the Titans were still known as the Houston Oilers. Throughout his run in the league, he threw for more than 31,000 yards and 174 touchdowns. He led the team to the Super Bowl in 1999 (although they lost to the St. Louis Rams) and most Titans fans would agree that he was one of the best quarterbacks the franchise has ever had.
After he retired in 2008, McNair continued to maintain a close bond with quarterback Vince Young, who was expected to lead the Titans toward years of success. Of course, this didn’t happen, and McNair is no longer with us. However, this doesn’t mean that the legacy he left behind should be ignored.