Floyd Reese Obituary – Death – Cause of Death : Floyd Reese passed away at age 73, on Saturday, August 21, 2021 while battling cancer. He was with his family at the time of his death.
Floyd Reese Obituary (August 8, 1948 – August 21, 2021)
Reese was a former National Football League (NFL) executive. He was renowned for his role as the general manager of the Tennessee Titans from 1994 to 2006. He also worked as an analyst on ESPN’s NFL Live, and as a writer on ESPN.com before joining the New England Patriots as a senior football advisor.
Tributes to late Floyd Reese
WKRN Cory Curtis tributes to Floyd Reese
This was a gut punch today. I knew Floyd Reese was sick but I am horribly saddened by his passing. My condolences to his wonderful wife Sally and the so many of you he touched.
He was the Titans GM when I first arrived in 2003 he treated me with more professionalism and respect than I deserved. I’m glad to say I later could call him my friend. I can’t tell you how many times we passed each other on the greenway trail at Crockett Park.
102.5 The Game & ESPN 94.9 Nashville tribute to Floyd
It is with a heavy heart to announce that our GM Floyd Reese (formerly with the Oilers/Titans, 1994-2006) has passed away. He did so peacefully this morning, surrounded by his family, after a battle with cancer. Please keep the Reese family in your prayers.
NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and CFL tributes to Floyd
Floyd Reese, a former NFL executive, passed away at the age of 73. Reese spent 21 years with the organization, beginning as a linebackers coach with the Houston Oilers in 1986. He served as general manager from 1994 to 2006, working around the franchise’s move to Tennessee in 1997 before leading the squad to a Super Bowl appearance in 1999. From 1994 to 2006, he held the position of general manager of the Tennessee Titans. Reese then served as an analyst on ESPN’s NFL Live, and as a writer on ESPN.com before joining the New England Patriots as a senior football advisor. He spent 21 years with the organization, beginning as a linebackers coach with the Houston Oilers in 1986.
As a general manager, Reese drafted three NFL Rookie of the Year Award winners among his 11 first round draft choices: running back Eddie George in 1996, defensive end Jevon Kearse in 1999, and quarterback Vince Young in 2006. Reese also drafted NFL co-MVP quarterback Steve McNair. No causes of death were released. Condolences to his family and friends, and may he Rest in Peace.
Lucas Hendrickson tribute to Floyd Reese
Peacefully rest, Floyd Reese. The people I know who know him held his love for football in such high regard. Without him shepherding a franchise in chaos, in four different homes in four years, and the 8-8 trifecta playing essentially 16 road games each of those three seasons, finally launching the Titans in 1999 with a 13-3 regular season and a trip to the Super Bowl, Nashville would most assuredly not be the pro football hotbed it is today.