I come back from work to this terrible news? Retired quarterback Steve McNair was shot and killed today in Tennessee. He was 36. A female body was found too. Since this is literally about an hour old, there are not a lot of details yet, and no suspects. Here’s a link to some basic information.
McNair was the quarterback responsible for the “Music City Miracle” against the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the playoffs. He brought the Tennessee Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV against the St. Louis Rams, where they lost in a nailbiter. McNair had multiple Pro bowl appearances and MVP honors.
Of course, there will now be talk of Hall of Fame status for McNair. It’s obviously too influenced by his death right now, so people should be careful. He was incredibly athletic and turned what seemed like a doomed play into a big gain for the offense.
Rest in peace, Steve McNair.