Jim McMahon was selected with the fifth pick in the 1982 NFL Draft. He played in the NFL from 1982-1996 winning Super Bowl XX and XXXI.
He had to be hospitalized for back problem during the third week of the 1985 season and was well enough to play against the Vikings, but Ditka said he had not practiced in a week and would not let him out there even though they were losing. He eventually convinced Ditka to let him out there and he threw a touchdown pass right when he got out there, then he threw another touchdown pass, and threw another one some 6 minutes later, taking them form a losing game to a winning game which has come to be known as the Viking Miracle.
He went to the Super Bowl with the Packers in 1997, and got his second Super Bowl ring.
He played professional football from 1982-1996.
His average QB rating over his 15 years in football is 78.2.
He scored over 100 touchdowns in his football carrier.
He scored no touchdowns in his carrier with the Packers.
He has had 1 touchdown in his carrier with the Cardnials.
He has had 9 total touchdowns in his carrier with the Vikings.
He has had 13 total touchdowns in his carrier with the Eagles.
He has had 10 total touchdowns in his carrier with the Chargers.
He has had 67 total touchdowns in his carrier with the Bears.
He played for the Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, and the Green Bay Packers.
His Jersey number was 9.
His nicknames include "Darth Vader" and "Black Sunshine."
In December 2006, he went to Iraq with the USO to visit American forces in the field.
He was pulled over in Florida for drunk driving.
After he retired he has worked as a restaurant owner and motivational speaker.
He retired from football in 1996.
He was traded to the San Diego Chargers prior to the 1989 season after a falling-out with coach Mike Ditka.
During a game with the Packers in 1985, Packer's defensive lineman Charles Martin slammed him into the ground after he threw the ball.
He was a very cocky player.
He was notorious for head-first baseball-style slides when running the football, despite being coached to slide feet-first to protect his body.
During his game against the Los Angeles Raiders, he was tackled by two of the players and got his ribs broken as well as damage to his kidneys. Although all that happened he still attempted to play but couldn't make it.
He was named NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year.
He established himself as the best play-action passer in the game with his nonchalant fake handoffs and coolness in the pocket.
He was selected by the Bears in the first round of the 1982 NFL Draft.
He finished his college career with 71 NCAA records.
He surprised everyone when he led the Cougars back from a 45-25 deficit in the final 4:07 to stun Southern Methodist University, 46-45.
He was raised Roman Catholic.
He went to the Super Bowl in 1985.
He went to Brigham Young University.
Jim: The people don't take baths and they don't speak English. No golf courses, no room service. Who needs it?
Jim: Not at all, I mean I understand what these guys have gone through. Not only them, but the generations before them. Without them, we couldn't have the freedoms that we have today.
Jim: It's too late. It's a global ecology. There will always be different species invading. We're really past the point of being able to do anything about it.
Jim: I played like a dog today. I had a two-foot putt on the second hole for birdie that didn't touch the hole. And it didn't get any better from there. ' I didn't putt real well today.
Jim:...started with a complaint based on nothing but a rumor. The person that made the complaint wasn't in the operating room. It was pretty much third-person hearsay by the time the complaint was made. The picture taken was played up initially to be a naked lady on an operating table. It wasn't that at all.
Jim: The Packers have lots of owners nobody knows instead of one owner who doesn't know squat.
Jim: Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.
After being pulled over by the police
Jim: I'm drunk, you got me.