Jim McMahon was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He grew up in San Jose California. His family moved to Utah before his junior year in high school. He attended Roy High School in Roy, Utah, where he played football. He went on to play at Brigham Young University. McMahon was selected in the first round of the draft by the Chicago Bears in 1982. He played for the Bears from 1982-1988. He played for the San Diego Charges in 1989, the Philadelphia Eagles in 1990-1992, the Vikings in 1993, the Cardinals in 1994, and the Packers in 1995-1996.
For the Bears, McMahon had 874 completions for 1,513 completions for a 57.8% completion rate with 67 touchdowns and 56 interceptions and a QB rating of 80.4. For his career, McMahon had 1,492 completions on 2573 attempts for a 58% completion rate with 100 touchdowns and 90 interceptions. McMahon was invited to one Pro Bowl. Besides playing on the Bears Super Bowl XX team, he was on the Green Bay Packers rooster for Super Bowl XXXI in which the team defeated the New England Patriots. McMahon is on the Top 100 Bears of All Time list.
McMahon played with passion and skill. He was a critical part of the Chicago Bears success in their Super Bowl season. He is certainly one of the beloved Bears of that era.
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