Quarterback Steve McNair, the first real face of the franchise that became the Tennessee Titans, will be honored by his former team during the 2009 season with a helmet decal bearing his number, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.
The Titans will launch the tribute during Sunday night’s Hall of Fame game, with a “9” decal applied to the backs of the throwback Houston Oilers helmets that the Titans will wear.
The Titans weren’t able to wear a patch to honor McNair because the team already is committed to wearing a patch commemorating the 50th season of the AFL. Per league rules, only one jersey patch is allowed.
McNair was shot and killed on July 4 by his girlfriend.