Best NFL Careers in BYU football history

With the NFL Draft quickly approaching, let's take a look at some of BYU's greatest NFL success stories.
Steve Young slings a pass for the San Francisco 49ers
Steve Young slings a pass for the San Francisco 49ers / Kirby Lee/GettyImages
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Jim McMahon - Quarterback

Career Highlights: 2x Super Bowl Champion, 1x Pro Bowl Selection

Jim McMahon
Chicago Bears / Focus On Sport/GettyImages

McMahon was one of the major reasons BYU used to be known as "QBU" in the 80s and 90s. At BYU, he was a talented quarterback with a fiery personality. With the Cougars, he broke 75 NCAA records (phew) which cemented his legacy in Provo.

His terrific years with BYU earned McMahon a first-round draft selection with the Chicago Bears, where most of his NFL career is remembered. With the Bears, McMahon was named the National League Offensive Rookie of the Year, and took home the Super Bowl XX trophy for Chicago.

After seven years with the Bears, McMahon bounced around the NFL with stints in San Diego, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Arizona, and finally in Green Bay where he collected his second Super Bowl ring.