Titans to retire Steve McNair, Eddie George numbers

Steve McNair and Eddie George outlined an interval in Tennessee as teammates from 1996-2003, and now the duo will go down throughout the workforce’s historic previous.

The Titans on Wednesday launched they could retire their respective No. 9 and No. 27 jerseys in a ceremony by way of the workforce’s Sept. 15 home opener in the direction of the Colts.

The workforce moreover held a ceremony at Saint Thomas Sports Park after minicamp on Wednesday, which George was in attendance for, in accordance with the Tennessean.

“Steve and Eddie will be forever linked as two of the driving forces for our team in the late ’90s and early 2000s,” Titans controlling proprietor Amy Adams Strunk talked about in a launch.

McNair and George be a part of Jim Norton, Elvin Bethea, Earl Campbell, Mike Munchak, Bruce Matthews and Warren Moon in having their numbers retired by the franchise.

McNair was chosen by the then-Houston Oilers with the third basic determine of the 1995 draft and amassed in all probability essentially the most wins of any quarterback throughout the workforce’s historic previous over his 11-year occupation. He moreover had a brief stint with the Ravens sooner than retiring in 2008. The All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowl alternative had been shot to demise in Nashville in July 2009 on the age of 36.

George, 45, was the 14th basic choose of Ohio State the following 12 months after profitable the Heisman Trophy and went on to flip into the franchise’s all-time chief in occupation dashing yards. The All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowl alternative might be the one working once more in NFL historic previous to have 300 or additional carries for eight straight seasons.

George retired in 2004 after spending the final word season of his occupation with the Cowboys.

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