Remembering Floyd Reese pic.twitter.com/jDAzbANz7x
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) August 28, 2021
In honor of former general manager Floyd Reese, who passed away last week at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer, the Tennessee Titans will wear a helmet decal during their preseason Week 3 contest against the Chicago Bears.
Reese held several positions during his two decades with the franchise, but was best known for his role in helping to build the Titans’ only Super Bowl team as the general manager, a position he held from 1994 through 2006.
The Oilers/Titans amassed 111 wins with Reese at the helm, the most under any general manager in franchise history.
He was responsible for hiring former head coach Jeff Fisher, the winningest coach in franchise history, and for drafting quarterback Steve McNair and running back Eddie George. All three were immensely important in the franchise’s Super Bowl XXXIV run.
Reese drafted a total of three former AP NFL Rookies of the Year in George (1996), defensive end Jevon Kearse (1999) and quarterback Vince Young (2006).
It was announced back in July that Reese would be honored in the team’s Ring of Honor this year. An official date has yet to be announced.
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