I used to own NFL Quarterback Club ’99 for the N64 back in the day. Though Brett Favre graced the cover, it was then Houston Oiler Steve McNair who was the best QB in that game. Here’s an action shot of him before Bud took my beloved Oilers to Nashville,

Steve Mcnair

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So maybe the game’s designers didn’t make ‘Air McNair’ the best passer, but he was unstoppable as a runner. If you were d’ing up on him, you had better bring the cavalry.

I remember playing with McNair’s digitized version and being able to convert 4th and long using his prodigious running abilities.

While much has been written about whether or not the circumstances of his death should ‘tarnish’ his legacy, I found the words of Houston Chronicle columnist, Richard Justice very poignant,

Listen, I don’t know what happened to Steve McNair. I don’t know what happened or why.

I just know that all of [us] live our lives in layers, that it’s hard to evaluate a living, breathing human with a single brush.

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