Jim McMahon

All-american College Football Player + Professional Football Player + Quarterback
Born Aug 21, 1959

James Robert "Jim" McMahon, Jr. is a former American football player. He played college football at Brigham Young University, where he was a two-time All-American and later in the professional ranks with the Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, and Green Bay Packers.… Read More

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1959 Birth Born on August 21, 1959.


1977 17 Years Old McMahon was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and moved with his family to San Jose, California when he was three. He played high school football his freshman and sophomore years at Andrew Hill High School in San Jose and played his junior and senior years at Roy High School in Roy, Utah, graduating in 1977. … Read More
1978 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He continued as the Cougars' punter as the 1978 season began, but when Marc Wilson was injured in the third game of the season (against Colorado State), McMahon became the starting quarterback. … Read More


1981 21 Years Old In his last game as a Cougar, McMahon passed for 342 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead BYU over Washington State in the 1981 Holiday Bowl. … Read More
1982 22 Years Old The Chicago Bears selected McMahon in the first round (fifth overall) of the 1982 NFL Draft. … Read More
1983 23 Years Old In 1983 McMahon continued to improve as a passer and as a field general. … Read More
1984 24 Years Old McMahon battled injuries for the rest of his career although at one point between the 1984 and 1987 seasons, he won 22 consecutive regular-season (25 including playoffs, & The Super Bowl) starts, the longest "regular season winning streak" by an NFL quarterback at the time, now held by Peyton Manning, who won 23 in 2009 (but lost a Super Bowl during his "winning streak").
1987 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987 he came back from injury in a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
1988 28 Years Old 1988 saw McMahon return for the Bears with a much more serious attitude. … Read More
1989 29 Years Old McMahon started 12 games for the 6–10 Chargers team in 1989. … Read More


1990 30 Years Old McMahon signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, who were coached by former Bears assistant Buddy Ryan, for the 1990 season. … Read More
1993 33 Years Old McMahon's last chance to be a full-time starter came with the Minnesota Vikings in 1993. … Read More
1995 35 Years Old After failing to catch on with the Browns in the 1995 preseason, McMahon joined the Green Bay Packers.
1996 36 Years Old He retired following the 1996 season, which finished with a Green Bay Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots in New Orleans, eleven years to the day of the Bears' Super Bowl victory over the Patriots in the same venue. … Read More


2003 43 Years Old …  He was apprehended in Florida for drunk driving in 2003. … Read More


2010 50 Years Old In a November 6, 2010, interview, McMahon admitted to having memory problems due to injuries suffered on the football field. … Read More
2011 51 Years Old 1 More Event
McMahon and his surviving teammates and coaches were eventually received in 2011 by President Obama, himself a Bears fan.
On April 9, 2012 it was reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, that McMahon was targeted by the feds for $104 million in bad loans made by the now closed, Chicago-based Broadway Bank, of which he was a member of the board. … Read More
2014 54 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 2, 2014, after completing his degree in communications, McMahon was inducted into the BYU Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the 2014 class.
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