It’s hard to believe, but it has been four years since Steve McNair was found shot to death inside a Nashville condominium on July 4, 2009. It is believed that he was killed by his mistress, Sahel Kazemi, in a murder-suicide.
McNair was drafted by the Houston Oilers and served as the franchise’s quarterback all throughout its time in Tennessee until the team locked him out of their facilities in 2006. The Titans decided to move on with a new quarterback and drafted Vince Young third overall that year. McNair was traded to the Baltimore Ravens.
Though McNair had an ugly split from the team, he was still a huge part of the franchise’s history, and Young has always acknowledged that. Despite all of Young’s failings off the field, he has pledged to take care of McNair’s sons and treated them well since their father’s death.
On Thursday, the fourth year since the death of Air McNair, Young paid tribute to the man he calls “pop” with a series of photos: