BREAKING: Four-Time NFL Pro Bowl Quarterback Has Tragically Passed Away
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An all-time NFL great passed away this week.
Norm Snead, an NFL quarterback for 16 seasons in the 1960s and ’70s who was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, tragically passed away on Sunday. He was 84.
Snead is said to have died in Florida after a lengthy health battle, his brother, Danny, told the Virginian-Pilot.
The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback played for five teams during his NFL career.
That included the New York Giants who sent out their condolences.
“Norm Snead: Once a Giant, Always a Giant,” the team tweeted.
He also played for the Philadelphia Eagles as well, but the team account hasn’t posted about it yet since the fan base is still in an uproar about the end of the season.
Snead was a standout quarterback at Wake Forest and was the No. 2 overall pick of the 1961 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He was also selected by the Buffalo Bills in the AFL Draft but chose to go the NFL route.
He played in Washington for three seasons before spending seven years with the Philadelphia Eagles. He played one season with the Minnesota Vikings. He was eventually traded to the New York Giants.
Snead spent 16 seasons in the NFL, suiting up for Washington, Philadelphia, Minnesota, New York, and San Francisco. His best season was in 1972 when he led the NFL in completion percentage (60.3) while also tossing 17 touchdown passes.
Snead finished his NFL career with 30,797 passing yards, 196 touchdowns, and 257 interceptions.