The Tennesse Titans have introduced that the numbers of the late-Steve McNair and Eddie George will probably be retired throughout their 2019 residence opener.
Eddie George and the late Steve “Air” McNair have been the faces of the Tennessee Titans after they have been at their finest.
The tandem led the Titans to their solely Tremendous Bowl look and was a pressure to be reckoned with within the staff’s early years in Nashville. With all the 2 have achieved, we have been questioning when the Titans would make No. 9 and No. 27 unavailable for another participant to put on.
Now, we’ve the reply.
In response to Titans On-line, the staff will retire the numbers of George and McNair throughout their 2019 residence opener towards the Indianapolis Colts, which is able to happen on Sept. 15. “Steve and Eddie will probably be ceaselessly linked as two of the driving forces for our staff,” Titans controlling proprietor Amy Adams Strunk introduced in a press launch.
They have been certainly the driving pressure that helped set up the Titans as contenders within the late 90s and early 2000s. They have been already established as stars when the Titans moved to Tennessee. Throughout these years, they, together with the Jacksonville Jaguars, persistently dominated within the AFC.
They got here inside a Derrick Mason arm-stretch of bringing their new hometown of Nashville the Lombardi trophy, and with George operating over defensive traces and McNair devastating defenses each within the air and on the bottom, the Titans had an 80-48 file throughout their run.
Solely the Inexperienced Bay Packers and Denver Broncos had a greater file from 1996 to 2003, and so they gained two AFC South division titles, made two AFC Championship Video games and reached the playoffs 4 occasions. Judging by their file and stats, it was past time for the Titans to honor the 2 gamers who have been the face of their glory years.