Steve McNair: 1973-2009 Your Legacy Will Live On Forever

Tyler PollardCorrespondent IJuly 4, 2009

BALTIMORE - NOVEMBER 26:  Steve McNair #9 of the Baltimore Ravens passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M & T Bank Stadium November 26, 2006 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Steve McNair retired quarterback, was found dead this morning with a gun shot wound in his head today.

To tribute McNair I am going to Review his career.

1995: In the 1995 NFL Draft Steve McNair was selected third overall in the first round by the Houston Oilers. He barely saw any action until 1997.

1997: 1997 was McNair's first year as a starter, the season resulted in a 8-8 record. McNair had 2,665 passing yards the most from a Houston Oiler since Warren Moon in 1993. 

McNair also threw 13 Interceptions, setting the franchise record for fewest INT's in a single season.  He aslo lead the team in rushing touchdowns with eight and ranked second behind Eddie George in rushing yards with 674, the third highest by a QB in history. McNair was a sensation and 1997 was the birth of a star.

1998: In 1998 his numbers were even better, setting career passing highs with 492 attempts, 289 completions, 3,328 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and cutting down his interceptions down to 10, raising his QB rating to 80.1.

1999: In 1999 The Houston Oilers moved to Nashville and changed their name to the Tennessee Titans.  Early in the 1999 season, in a 36-35 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, McNair was diagnosed with Inflamed Disk and needed surgery.  McNair came back with nine games left in the season and guided them wining seven of their last nine.

Despite missing five games McNair passed for 2,100 yards, threw 12 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. McNair guided the Tians to the Super Bowl, but lost when Kevin Dyson wasn't able to break the plane on the last play.

2000: In 2000 McNair put together his most productive year, passing for 1350 yards, 21 touchdowns and 15 Ints. He guided the Tians to a 13-3 record. McNair was a candidate for the MVP award but lost. In the playoffs the Titans lost to the Baltimore Ravens.

2002: After a playoff loss McNair was arrested for DUI and illegal gun possession. Things were looking bad for McNair and it looked as if his career was going down the toilet.

2003: After a calf injury in December McNair was sidelined for two games but that didn't stop him from wining Co-MVP with Peyton Manning. McNair put up the best numbers of his of his career 3,226 passing yards, 24 touchdown passes, and a 100.4 QB rating, and threw only seven interceptions. 

2004: Due to injuries McNair only played five games and had 1300 passing yards and 8 touchdowns.

2005: In 2005 McNair had a productive season 3,161 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. On June 7, McNair was traded to the Baltimore Ravens for a fourth-round draft pick in 2007. Which ended up being Chris Davis a receiver from Florida State.

2006: In his first season as a Raven McNair lead the Ravens to a 13-3 record. McNair passed for 3,000 yards and had 16 touchdowns. The Ravens lost to the Indianapolis Colts 15-6 in the first round. The Colts eneded up being Super Bowl Champs.

2007: McNair only played seven games due to injuries, and passed for 1,100 yards and two touchdowns.

2008: McNair announced his retirement after 13 season.


Carear Stats

Passing Yards: 31,304                            QB Rating: 82.1

Touchdowns: 174                                     Interceptions: 114

MVP's: 1                                                    Pro Bowl Apperances: 3

                                          R.I.P Steve McNair