McNair performed 11 seasons with the membership (1995–2005), turning into its second all-time main passer (27,141 yards) and recording extra wins as a starter (76) than every other franchise quarterback.
George spent eight seasons with the crew (1996–2003). He’s the group’s all-time main rusher (10,009) in addition to its all-time scrimmage yards chief (12,153). George performed his closing NFL season with the Cowboys, and all the time hoped he’d get one other probability to play once more.
The jerseys of George and McNair have been on show at a press convention at Saint Thomas Sports activities Park. In NFL historical past, 151 jerseys have been retired, so McNair and George will make 152 and 153. It’s the primary time in NFL historical past a 9 or a 27 have been retired.
Titans radio play-by-play man Mike Keith learn a press release from Steve McNair’s widow Mechelle McNair on the press convention.
“Retiring his jersey is a really big deal for us,” Mechelle McNair mentioned within the assertion. “It is a tangible reminder for me and the boys to know that No.9 will forever be held in the highest regard in the Titans nation.”
George, his spouse and two sons in attendance, thanked Amy Adams Strunk for the dignity.
McNair and George be part of six different former Titans and Oilers to have their jersey numbers retired: security/punter Jim Norton (43), defensive finish Elvin Bethea (65), operating again Earl Campbell (34), guard Mike Munchak (63), offensive lineman Bruce Matthews (74) and quarterback Warren Moon (1).