NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The journey toward the NFL Hall of Fame is back on for five former Titans.
Running back Eddie George and quarterback Steve McNair are back on the ballot for the NFL Hall of Fame in 2017.
Center Kevin Mawae, kicker Gary Anderson and wide receiver Derrick Mason are also up for consideration
It’s Mason’s first year to make the initial cut.
George played 9 NFL seasons rushing for 10,441 yards, 68 touchdowns and he was the cornerstone of a Titans attack built on ball control. He has stiff competition with greats like Ladanian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis and Edgerrin James also on the list.
McNair played 13 NFL seasons, 11 of them with the Titans organization. He threw for 31,304 yards, 174 touchdowns and he earned NFL MVP honors in 2003. Kurt Warner is the only quarterback nominated who was a finalist last year.
Mason played the first 8 of his 15 NFL seasons with the Titans organization. As Steve McNair’s favorite target, he wracked up 943 receptions for 12,061 yards and 66 career touchdowns. In 2003 and 2004 with the Titans, he set career highs with 95 and 96 receptions.