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Jim McMahon


Past NFL quarterback who helped lead the Chicago Bears to a brilliant Bowl Tournament in 1985. He became a journeyman after his period using the Bears, playing for the Chargers, Eagles, Vikings, Cardinals, Browns and Packers before retiring following the 1996-97 time of year. He gained All-American honors his last two months at Brigham Youthful University. He previously his greatest professional time of year in 1985, when he was called an All-Pro. Wedded to Nancy Daines from 1982 to 2009; the few had four kids: Sean, Zach, Ashley and Alexis. He gained a Super Dish ring using the the Green Bay Packers as Brett Favre’s backup in 1997.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jim McMahon
Date Of Birth August 21, 1959
Place Of Birth Jersey City, NJ
Height 1.85 m
Weight 88 kg
Profession Football Player
Nationality American
Spouse Nancy Daines
Children Sean McMahon, Zach McMahon, Ashley McMahon, Alexis McMahon
Parents Roberta McMahon, Jim McMahon Sr
Siblings Lynda McMahon Ferguson, Mike McMahon
Nominations Heisman Trophy
Movies The Icing
Star Sign Leo

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1Was one of the first NFL players to use a shaded visor on his helmet, due to his light-sensitive eyes.
2Ranks 50th on NFL All-Time Passer Rating List (78.17).
3Ranks 85th on NFL All-Time Yards Lost List (1,344).
4Ranks 60th on NFL All-Time Times Sacked List (226).
5Tied with Doug Williams at 100th on NFL All-Time Passing Touchdowns List (100).
6Ranks 88th on NFL All-Time Gross Yards Passing List (18,148).
7Ranks 80th on NFL All-Time Pass Completions List (1,492).
8Ranks 88th on NFL All-Time Passing Attempts List (2,573).
9Completed 1,492 of 2,573 passes (58%) for 18,148 yards and 100 touchdowns. Also had 338 rushing attempts for 1,631 yards (4.8 yard average) and 16 touchdowns.
10Quarterback for Chicago Bears (1982-1988), San Diego Chargers (1989), Philadelphia Eagles (1990-1992), Minnesota Vikings (1993), Arizona Cardinals (1994) and Green Bay Packers (1995-1996).
11His "wild-eyed appearance" was due to an accident at 6 years of age. He was trying to untie a knot in a toy gun holster with a fork when it slipped and severed his left eye. The injury left his eyes extremely sensitive to light and he had to wear dark glasses or sunglasses for medical reasons. Wore contact lenses while playing.
12Wore headbands under his helmet. Once wore a headband with the name "Rozelle" written on his forehead to irk then-NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, who fined him for wearing a Adidas headband with the Adidas name and logo clearly showing, which is prohibited. McMahon had an endorsement contract with Adidas at the time.
13Known as much for being injury-prone and clashing with Bears then-head coach Mike Ditka than for his quarterbacking ability during his NFL days.



The League2012-2015TV SeriesJim McMahon
The Icing2010Rogan Carmichael
Grounded for Life2002TV SeriesMarc
Sons of Thunder1999TV SeriesAgent Foster



'85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History2016Himself
30 for 302016TV Series documentaryHimself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2015TV SeriesHimself - Former Quarterback, Chicago Bear (segment "Monsters No More")
Piers Morgan Tonight2013TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ESPN Friday Night Fights2011TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
Pros vs. Joes2006TV SeriesHimself
Hawaiian Tropic Celebrity Golf Tournament2005TV Movie documentaryGuest Golfer
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Al Roker's Tailgating Party2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998TV SeriesHimself
1996 NFC Championship Game1997TV SpecialHimself - Green Bay Packers Quarterback
NFL Monday Night Football1985-1996TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bears Quarterback / Himself - Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback / Himself - Green Bay Packers Quarterback / ...
TNT Sunday Night Football1993-1994TV SeriesHimself - Arizona Cardinals Quarterback / Himself - Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1987-1993TV SeriesHimself - Minnesota Vikings Quarterback / Himself - San Diego Chargers Quarterback / Himself - Chicago Bears Quarterback
The NFL on CBS1984-1990TV SeriesHimself - Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback / Himself - Chicago Bears Quarterback
The NFL on NBC1989TV SeriesHimself - San Diego Chargers Quarterback
1988 NFC Championship Game1989TV SpecialHimself - Chicago Bears Quarterback
Johnny Be Good1988Himself
Super Bowl XX1986TV SpecialHimself - Chicago Bears Quarterback
Bob Hope's All-Star Superbowl Party1986TV Special
1985 NFC Championship Game1986TV SpecialHimself - Chicago Bears Quarterback
The Super Bowl Shuffle1985Video shortHimself - The Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew
1982 NFL Draft1982TV MovieHimself - 5th Overall Pick
1981 Holiday Bowl1981TV MovieHimself - BYU Cougars Quarterback (Co-MVP)
1980 Holiday Bowl1980TV MovieHimself - BYU Cougars Quarterback
1978 Holiday Bowl1978TV MovieHimself - BYU Cougars Quarterback

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A Football Life2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2008-2009TV SeriesHimself

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