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Encyclopedia > Jim McMahon
Jim McMahon
Date of birth August 21, 1959 (age 47)
Place of birth Jersey City, New Jersey
Position(s) Quarterback
College Brigham Young University
NFL Draft 1982 / Round 1/ Pick 5
Pro Bowls 1
Awards 1991 NFL Comeback POY
Statistics
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James Robert "Jim" McMahon (born August 21, 1959 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was an American football star in the 1980s, first at Brigham Young University and later in the professional ranks with the Chicago Bears. His father was Catholic and his mother Mormon; he was raised Roman Catholic, but attended BYU. Image File history File links Ns_6001. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Jersey City within New Jersey. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Brigham Young University, often referred to as BYU, is the flagship university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1982 NFL Draft Round 1 Round 2 External links 1982 NFL Draft Categories: | ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach TBA Owner Bill Bidwell General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations Independent (1898-1919) National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Jersey City within New Jersey. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... Brigham Young University, often referred to as BYU, is the flagship university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... ...

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Career

Brigham Young University

It was a game in 1980 that first put McMahon in the national spotlight. As a junior at BYU during the 1980 season, McMahon rung up gaudy statistics that were derided by critics as coming against weak opposition. But in the Holiday Bowl that December, McMahon led the Cougars back from a 45-25 deficit in the final 4:07 to stun Southern Methodist University, 46-45. The performance put him on the map, and in following season (1981), McMahon again put up stellar numbers. He finished his college career with 71 NCAA records, and was selected by the Bears in the first round of the 1982 NFL Draft, at number five overall. Brigham Young University, often referred to as BYU, is the flagship university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... See also: 1979 in sports, other events of 1980, 1981 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Buddy Baker won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Johnny Rutherford won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford Formula One Champion - Alan... The Holiday Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, since 1978. ... Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow Southern Methodist University (also known as SMU) is a private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas, (an enclave of Dallas). ... See also: 1980 in sports, other events of 1981, 1982 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship May 25 - Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser Formula One... The 1982 NFL Draft Round 1 Round 2 External links 1982 NFL Draft Categories: | ...


Chicago Bears

Rookie to superstar

McMahon, thrilled to be "released" from what he considered an oppressive culture in Utah, strolled into his first public function with the Bears holding a cold beer in his hand. New head coach Mike Ditka and team founder and owner George Halas were unimpressed. Ever the free spirit, McMahon was to find the atmosphere in Chicago almost as stifling as that at Brigham Young, and he would lock horns with Ditka, his coaches and teammates, and journalists routinely during his career with the Bears. Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ... George Stanley Halas (February 2, 1895 - October 31, 1983), nicknamed Papa Bear and Mr. ...


McMahon won the Bears' starting quarterback job as a rookie and was named to several All-Rookie teams when he nearly led the team to the playoffs, despite the NFL only playing two games before a players' strike that cancelled nearly half the season. McMahon quickly displayed a natural ability to read defenses and an athletic versatility that surprised many. He established himself as the best play-action passer in the game with his nonchalant fake handoffs and coolness in the pocket. Despite having only average arm strength his situational awareness and superior acting skills made him a fearsome play-action passer.[citation needed] A play action pass is a type of American football play. ...


McMahon also made a case for being the best rollout passer at that time. He explained that coaching in his youth had taught him to square his shoulders to the direction he wanted to throw the football, and he was thus able to execute passes with tight spirals and a high degree of accuracy when running to either his left or his right. The Bears finished the strike-shortened season at 3-6, but due to an expanded playoff format and conference-wide seeding the Bears missed a playoff berth by only one victory. McMahon was named NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year, losing the league-wide honor to Los Angeles Raiders running back Marcus Allen, formerly of USC. NFC may refer to any of the following things: The National Football Conference, one of the two constituent conferences of the U.S. National Football League (NFL). ... City Oakland, California Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Steve Sarkisian Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Team history Oakland Raiders (1960... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]), located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ...


In 1983 McMahon continued to improve as a passer and as a field general. He made a habit of changing the play both in the huddle and at the line of scrimmage, a practice which frustrated Ditka but usually led to success. His knowledge of the game and an instinctive, intuitive grasp of in-game situations were significant. He became a frequent scorer in goal line situations after the dying Halas instructed Ditka to make the quarterback sneak a bigger part of the Bears' offense. He also began to catch touchdown passes on option plays, and was the emergency punter. Chicago finished the season at 8-8, missing the division title and a playoff berth by one victory again. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1984 the Bears broke through, reaching the conference finals before losing to the San Francisco 49ers. McMahon started the season strongly, though nursing minor injuries like those that would plague him throughout his career. In a violent game against the Los Angeles Raiders in Chicago, McMahon sustained a season-ending injury when he was brutally tackled by two Los Angeles defenders. He suffered bruised ribs and a lacerated kidney on the play, but limped to the huddle and breathlessly called the next play, despite difficulty breathing and increasing pain. The players could barely hear him in the huddle, and when McMahon attempted an audible at the line of scrimmage the Bears receivers were unable to hear his call. McMahon was on the verge of collapsing on the field, clutching his flank and rasping in his attempts to convey his situation. Offensive linemen helped McMahon stand and leave the field. McMahon went to the lockeroom, and reported urine that "looked like grape juice." The gutsy McMahon's season was over, but the admiration in the eyes of his teamates was significant. The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... City Oakland, California Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Steve Sarkisian Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Team history Oakland Raiders (1960...


1985

In 1985, the Bears won their first 12 games and finished 15-1 for the season. McMahon became a media darling not only for his outstanding play on the field, but also his personality, perhaps best summed up in a rap record made by the team, The Super Bowl Shuffle, in which he proclaims "I'm the punky QB known as McMahon." He ended the season with a strong performance in Super Bowl XX, which the Bears won 46-10 over the New England Patriots; McMahon earned a spot in the Pro Bowl. He was a point of controversy in New Orleans at the Super Bowl when he mooned journalists who were inquiring as to the status of a minor injury to his buttocks. McMahon was notorious for head-first baseball-style slides when running the football, despite being coached to slide feet-first to protect his body. In the playoffs McMahon heeded this coaching advice and was speared by a defender's helmet squarely in his buttocks, causing a painful deep bruise that McMahon sought acupuncture treatment for. The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... The Super Bowl Shuffle was a rap song recorded by members of the Chicago Bears football team for their appearance in Super Bowl XX. // Known as Chicago Bears Shufflin Crew, the performers included Sweetness Walter Payton, Punky QB Jim McMahon, and Samurai Mike Singletary. ... Date January 26, 1986 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Richard Dent, Defensive end Favorite Bears by 10 National anthem Wynton Marsalis Coin toss Bart Starr representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Up with People presents Beat of the Future Attendance 73,818 TV... City Foxboro, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats The Riots Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ...


No discussion of McMahon's 1985 season would be complete without a mention of an early-season Thursday Night game at Minnesota. McMahon was slated to back up Steve Fuller, as McMahon had missed practice time earlier in the week due to a neck injury that required an overnight hospital stay. Midway into the third quarter the Vikings held a 17-9 lead. McMahon spent much of the second and third quarters pacing alongside Ditka, lobbying to be sent into the game. Ditka quietly dealt with these advances while concentrating on the game, but eventually relented and McMahon, to the excitement of the Bears and the dismay of the Minnesota fans, entered the game in the third quarter.


With the atmosphere in the Metrodome suddenly charged and electric, McMahon confidently knelt in the huddle and called his first play. The Vikings blitzed at the snap and left Willie Gault open, and McMahon hit the speedy receiver with a 70-yard touchdown pass that stunned the Vikings' players and fans as well as a national television audience. The jubilant Bears were instantly cocky and confrontational, and quickly got the ball back. On McMahon's second play he threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Dennis McKinnon. McMahon was now 2-2 for 95 yards and two touchdowns. After a Vikings punt, the Bears moved across midfield running the football and a few short passes. On a crucial 3rd and short, McMahon (neck injury and all) got a firstdown on a quarterback sneak play, and the very next play hit McKinnon for a 43-yard touchdown. Three quick TDs, and the Bears cruised to victory.


By 1986 McMahon's reputation as a winner was undisputed, but he was unpopular in many NFL cities due to his sarcastic and pointed comments, and a penchant for brutal honesty [citation needed]. Even some of his teammates had a mild to moderate dislike of the quarterback [citation needed]. He was considered injury-prone and a smart aleck. This negative reputation began to hurt the Bears as defenders singled McMahon out for punishment on the field. In a typically hard-fought and dirty contest against the Green Bay Packers in November McMahon's mouth got him in more trouble than he ever bargained for. Packer's defensive lineman Charles Martin proudly displayed a handtowel in pregame warmups with the numbers of Bears stars listed on it, and claimed it was a "hit list" for the game. Martin was allowed to wear the towel in the game, and after a McMahon interception he sauntered over to the quarterback from behind, grabbed McMahon and body slammed him into the rock-hard artificial turf. Pandemonium ensued as the play was one of the most blatantly illegal in NFL history. Bears players attended to the stunned and injured McMahon as fights broke out and Martin was ejected. The crowd and the Bears players and staff were incensed, and the Packers bravado began to falter. McMahon suffered a separated shoulder which ended his season. The war-like Bears defense showed no mercy on the ensuing drive, as the Packers suffered losses on three consecutive plays, then sustained a blocked punt resulting in a touchdown. The Bears went on to win the game. Martin died in 2005 of a kidney disease. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... Charles Martin was a professional football player, who is best known for his days with the Green Bay Packers. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


A similar scenario occurred in 1988 at New England when a Patriots defender twisted McMahon's knee and ended his regular season. The play was widely held to have been an intentional and illegal act but no action was taken by the NFL. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


Fall-out

He battled injuries for the rest of his career, although at one point between the 1985 and 1987 seasons, he won 23 consecutive regular-season starts. But the Bears never made it back to the Super Bowl, and McMahon was traded to the San Diego Chargers prior to the 1989 season after a falling-out with coach Mike Ditka. The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ...


Later career

McMahon with Minnesota in 1993
McMahon with Minnesota in 1993

He managed two more full seasons as a starter, in 1991 (with the Philadelphia Eagles) and 1993 (with the Minnesota Vikings), then spent three more years as a backup. He retired following the 1996 season, in which he won a second Super Bowl ring with the Green Bay Packers. His time with the Packers was noteworthy. Despite his history with the Chicago Bears and his unpopularity in many circles he was warmly welcomed in Green Bay. He mentored Brett Favre and helped Favre with throwing mechanics. With the Packers stumbling against the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium on a regular basis in big games, Green Bay searched for answers to the puzzle. McMahon helped Favre correct his poor performances in Dallas by explaining that the field at Texas Stadium was dramatically crowned compared to many other fields, and this was why Favre's sideline passes often sailed high. Image File history File links Mcmahon. ... Image File history File links Mcmahon. ... The 1991 NFL season was the 72nd regular season of the National Football League. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... The 1996 NFL season was the 77th regular season of the National Football League. ... Date January 26, 1997 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Desmond Howard, Kick Returner/Punt Returner Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem Luther Vandross Coin toss Past Super Bowl winning coaches: Hank Stram, Mike Ditka, Tom Flores, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, George Seifert Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... Brett Lorenzo Favre (Rhymes with starve) (born October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) is the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys, Americas Team Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Metallic Silver Blue, and White Head Coach Vacant Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol... Texas Stadium is the home field of the National Football Leagues Dallas Cowboys. ... Texas Stadium is the home field of the National Football Leagues Dallas Cowboys. ...


Throughout his career McMahon was known for both on and off field antics. Most famously his wearing of headbands while on the sidelines, one such led to his being fined by then NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle as it had an un-authorized corporate logo on it. The next week his headband simply said "Rozelle". Reportedly before Super Bowl XX hundreds of fans mailed McMahon headbands in hopes he would wear them during the game and Pete Rozelle gave him a stern warning not to wear anything "unacceptable", in response McMahon decided to help bring attention to Juvenile Diabetes by wearing a headband simply stating "JDF Cure" before switching to one stating "POW-MIA" and finally one with the word "Pluto", the nickname of a friend of his stricken with Cancer. A hard plastic headband A headband is an article of clothing that is designed to be worn on or around a persons head. ... Alvin Ray Pete Rozelle (March 1, 1926–December 6, 1996) was the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office. ... Diabetes mellitus type 1 is a form of diabetes mellitus. ...

McMahon being greeted by the Commanding Officer of the 15th MEU during his USO tour in Iraq in December 2006.
McMahon being greeted by the Commanding Officer of the 15th MEU during his USO tour in Iraq in December 2006.

Antics aside, McMahon also had a reputation as a heady quarterback with an uncanny ability to read defenses, and it was this talent that kept him in the game for years after injury had wrecked his physical skills. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1032x800, 875 KB)http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1032x800, 875 KB)http://www. ... The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) is one of seven Marine Expeditionary Units currently in existence in the United States Marine Corps. ... USO is a TLA that may stand for: Unidentified submarine object Udaipur Solar Observatory Ultra stable oscillator Unidentified submarine object or Unidentified swimming object or Unidentified submersible object Union der Schülerorganisationen (uso. ...


After retirement

Since retiring from football in 1997, he has worked as a restaurant owner and motivational speaker. He was also pulled over in Florida for drunk driving. Upon being pulled over, McMahon allegedly got out of his car and said to the police, "I'm too drunk, you got me."[1] The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... Drunk driving (drink driving in the UK) or drinking and driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol (i. ...


In December 2006, McMahon went to Iraq with the USO to visit American forces in the field. [2] The United Service Organizations The United Service Organizations (USO) is a volunteer organization that provides morale and recreational services to members of the U.S. military worldwide. ...


Style

He is also known for his trademark sunglasses. He wears them for medical reasons; at the age of six, while trying to untie a knot in his shoelace he accidentally severed the right retina in his eye by poking a fork into it. While his vision was saved, the accident left that eye overly sensitive to light. On the field, he was among the first to wear a helmet fitted with a tinted plastic visor covering the eyes, leading to nicknames like "Darth Vader" and "Black Sunshine." This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Prism splitting light Light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength that is visible to the eye (visible light) or, in a technical or scientific context, electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength[1]. The elementary particle that defines light is the photon. ...


Trivia

  • When asked by an interviewer what his favorite thing about attending the strict Brigham Young University was, McMahon answered, "Leaving."[citation needed]
  • Accidentally left his playbook in Chicago when he traveled to New Orleans for the Super Bowl.[citation needed]
  • Was notorious for head-butting other players as a way of celebrating.
  • Began the fashion of rolled/cropped sleeves in 1985, with Bears linemen and kickers following suit. The bare-armed look is the norm in the NFL today.
  • Often cut his own hair, wearing buzzcuts and a mohawk early with the Bears, then sporting shoulder-length locks later with Philadelphia.
  • Formed huddles with players lined up in rows on either side of him, and an opening directly across from him. He would kneel in the back of the huddle and study the defense as he called the play, often covering his facemask with his hand to prevent defenders from reading his lips.
  • When the champion Green Bay Packers visited the White House McMahon wore his Chicago Bears jersey. In an interview with NBC5 Chicago on January 18, 2007, McMahon claimed he wore the jersey to honor the teammates from the 1985 Chicago Bears, as the team never received a trip to the White House.
  • On Aug. 12, 2002, Jim was interviewed by Joe Carter during a WGN Cubs baseball telecast. The following exchange took place:
    • Joe Carter: "So is Pete Rozelle (former NFL commish) still giving you grief for wearing the headbands during your Super Bowl season?"
    • Jim McMahon: "Well, actually Mr. Rozelle has been dead for several years now."

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Career stats

Passing Stats
Year Team G Passing
Att.-Comp.
Yards Pct. TD Int. Sacks-Lost Pass
Rating
1982 Chicago 8 210-120 1501 .571 9 7 27-196 79.9
1983 Chicago 14 295-175 2,184 .593 12 13 42-266 77.6
1984 Chicago 9 143-85 1,146 .594 8 2 10-48 97.8
1985 Chicago 13 313-178 2,392 .569 15 11 26-125 82.6
1986 Chicago 6 150-77 995 .513 5 8 6-40 61.4
1987 Chicago 7 210-125 1,639 .595 12 8 22-136 87.4
1988 Chicago 9 192-114 1,346 .594 6 7 13-79 76.0
1989 San Diego 12 318-176 2,132 .553 10 10 28-167 73.5
1990 Philadelphia 5 9-6 63 .667 0 0 1-7 86.8
1991 Philadelphia 12 311-187 2,239 .601 12 11 21-128 80.3
1992 Philadephia 4 44-22 279 .512 1 2 4-25 60.1
1993 Minnesota 12 331-200 1,968 .604 9 8 23-104 76.2
1994 Arizona 3 43-23 219 .535 1 3 3-23 46.6
1995 Green Bay 1 1-1 6 1.00 0 0 0-0 91.7
1996 Green Bay 5 4-3 39 .750 0 0 0-0 105.2
Totals 120 2,573-1,492 18,148 .580 100 90 226-1,344 78.2
Postseason 8 155-82 1,112 .529 5 4 - -

Notes

  1. ^ "McMahon 'wasted' while driving", ESPN.com, Accessed December 10, 2006
  2. ^ Celebrities drop in to pay the 15th MEU a holiday visit. 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

External links

  • Official website
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com - Career Stats
Preceded by
Vince Evans
Chicago Bears Starting Quarterbacks
1982-1986
Succeeded by
Mike Tomczak
Preceded by
Barry Word
NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award
1991
Succeeded by
Randall Cunningham

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James Robert McMahon (born August 21, 1959 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was an American football star in the 1980s, first at Brigham Young University and later in the professional ranks with the Chicago Bears.
McMahon won the Bears' starting quarterback job as a rookie and was named to several All-Rookie teams when he nearly led the team to the playoffs.
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Jim McMahon (born August 21, 1959 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was an American football star in the 1980s, first at Brigham Young University and later in the professional ranks with the Chicago Bears.
Although best-known for his off-field antics in the Bears' heyday, McMahon also had a reputation as a heady quarterback with an uncanny ability to read defenses, and it was this talent that kept him in the game for years after injury had wrecked his physical skills.
McMahon wears them for medical reasons; in a childhood accident, a fork was stuck in one eye.
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