Air McNair Found Dead From Gunshot Wound

James WilliamsonSenior Writer IJuly 4, 2009

SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 25:  Quarterback Steve McNair #9 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on from the sidelines against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game at Qualcomm Stadium November 25, 2007 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

The great Tennessee Titan quarterback legend, Steve McNair, has had his life snuffed out too soon.

Today, Independence Day, was the final day of his life.

McNair was involved in a shooting earlier today, which police responded to, but were too late to prevent his death. Police are still investigating the circumstances of the shooting, but I highly doubt that McNair brought this upon himself.

He was 36 years old and had just retired last year from football after a thirteen year career with the Oilers/Titans first, and with the Baltimore Ravens later. He was a three time Pro Bowler, and a co-MVP with Peyton Manning in 2003.

He passed for 31,304 yards, with a 60.1 career completion percentage, and 174 touchdown to 119 interception ratio.

He rushed for 3,590 yards on 669 attempts, to have a 5.4 yards per carry average.

However, his greatest achievement came in 1999, when he helped led the Titans to a Super Bowl berth and barely lost to the St. Louis Rams in the most historic Super Bowl play, where linebacker, Mike Jones, tackled wide receiver, Kevin Dyson, 18 inches from the endzone.

More to come later.