A sad day today in the football world after former NFL Quarterback Steve McNair was reportedly found dead from a gunshot wound to the head along with an unidentified female at a downtown Nashville condominium.

New England Patriots senior football advisor Floyd Reese was the general manager for the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) when they drafted McNair with the  third overall pick back in 1995. 

He has issued a statement about the death of  the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback.

“I am deeply saddened to learn of today’s tragic news regarding the death of Steve McNair. He was a player who I admired a great deal. He was a tremendous leader and an absolute warrior. He felt like it was his responsibility to lead by working hard every day, no matter what.

“I don’t think there was a player who played with him or against him that didn’t look up to him and respect him. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family, his friends and the many teammates who loved and admired him.”

McNair played 13 NFL seasons, the first 11 for the Oilers and Titans franchise and the final two for the Baltimore Ravens.

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