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Titans to retire numbers of Eddie George, Steve McNair

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17 Dec 2000: Head coach Jeff Fisher of the Tennessee Titans congratulates Quarterback Steve McNair #9 and Eddie George #27 after a touchdown during Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Digital Image. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/ALLSPORT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two Tennessee Titans legends will now forever be enshrined in the team’s history. 

The Titans announced Wednesday that they would be retiring the number 27 for Eddie George and number 9 for Steve McNair. 

Eddie George spent eight years with the Oilers/Titans and totaled 10,009 yards with 64 TDs. He is the Titans’ all-time leading rusher.  

Steve McNair was the quarterback for 11 years with the Oilers/Titans. He threw for 27,141 yards, 156 TDs, and 103 INTs. He’s the Titans’ second all-time leading passer and has more wins than any other starter in franchise history. 

McNair was 36-years-old when he was shot by his girlfriend, Sahel Kazemi, on July 4, 2009. The 20-year-old then turned the gun on herself. 

The Titans said McNair and George will join six other former Titans and Oilers to have their jersey numbers retired: safety/punter Jim Norton (43), defensive end Elvin Bethea (65), running back Earl Campbell (34), guard Mike Munchak (63), offensive lineman Bruce Matthews (74) and quarterback Warren Moon (1).

Moon, whose number was retired on Oct. 1, 2006, was the most recent such honoree.

The numbers will be retired on Sept. 15. 

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