A Tribute To Steve McNair

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Published: July 9, 2009

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... for his unparalleled toughness, he led a squad into battle for 13 years.  In that time he was selected to the Pro Bowl three times, named the league MVP, and led a franchise to its first Super Bowl birth in its existence.

McNair battled through constant injuries during his career.  Despite injuries from his ankle to sternum, he almost always found a way to keep playing.  Though many would cower at the thought of playing though an injury, McNair used the pain to focus on the task at hand.

Steve McNair was not the traditional NFL pocket passer.  He was a beast of an athlete.  "Air" McNair could pick apart a defense through the air and on the ground.  He was once described as being too fast for defensive lineman to tackle and too strong for linebackers.

Steve McNair was one of three quarterbacks ever to throw for over 30,000 yards and run for 3,000 more.  The other two to achieve t...

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