Steve McNair’s MVP Season
Prior to the 2003 season, McNair was coming off one of his best statistical seasons and it was thought he had reached his peak then. Boy, was that assumption wrong.
McNair went on to outdo himself in 2003, as he finished with 3,215 yards and 24 touchdowns to seven interceptions. He also added 138 more yards on the ground and an additional four touchdowns. Bear in mind, he didn’t even play a full season after missing two games.
If you put those two games in there, McNair likely finishes with career-highs across the board and perhaps takes home the MVP himself. Instead, McNair finished as co-MVP with Peyton Manning, a well-deserved honor for both players.
And thus, McNair’s legend in Tennessee was further cemented. Not only was he this gritty, tough player who could do it all, he was now at the peak of the league for his position.
While Titans fans already knew they had a special player, McNair was now cemented as an elite player in the league. As if the fans needed another reason to be proud of their star quarterback.