Titans to retire Steve McNair's, Eddie George's numbers
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The Tennessee Titans will honor a pair of former greats in 2019, as the team announced Wednesday that it will retire quarterback Steve McNair's No. 9 and running back Eddie George's No. 27 jerseys.

"Steve and Eddie will be forever linked as two of the driving forces for our team in the late 90s and early 2000s," Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk said.

"They were the heart and soul of the team and each made the other a better player and ultimately led to a great deal of team success. Their statistics will forever live in our record books, but their play and sacrifice is what our fans will always remember. For that and all that they have done for our team, the Nos. 9 and 27 will be retired with the all-time franchise greats."

McNair was the Houston Oilers' first-round pick in 1995 (third overall) and played 11 seasons with the Oilers/Titans franchise. He ranks first in team history with 76 wins, second with 27,141 passing yards, and third with 156 touchdowns. McNair died in July 2009 from multiple gunshot wounds at age 36.

George was the team's first-round pick in 1996 (14th overall) and ranks as its all-time leading rusher. He also scored 64 touchdowns, second to only Earl Campbell in franchise history.

During the duo's time together from 1996-2003, Tennessee's 80-48 record ranked third in the NFL behind the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos. Together McNair and George experienced four playoff berths, two division titles, two AFC Championship Games, and an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV.

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