Floyd Reese's net worth: Former GM of Titans Super Bowl team dies at 73
'As general manager, he built a team that saw sustained success and helped guide our franchise in the toughest of times,' Amy Adams Strunk said
Floyd Reese, the general manager who assembled the roster for the Tennessee Titans’ lone Super Bowl appearance, died on Saturday, August 21, at the age of 73. Now newsreaders want to know more about him and his net worth.
Reese's family released the news of his death to the team. Reese was suffering from cancer and was with his family at the time of his death, according to a social media post by ESPN 102.5 The Game, the radio station where Reese worked until mid-December. Reese spent 21 years with the Oilers-Titans as coach and executive, and he remains the winningest GM in franchise history. “As general manager, he built a team that saw sustained success and helped guide our franchise in the toughest of times and the highest moments,” controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said. “His keen eye for talent led him to some of the best players in our team’s history, which led the team to some of our greatest accomplishments.”
What was Floyd Reese's net worth?
Reese who was born on August 8, 1948, drafted a trio of Associated Press NFL Rookies of the Year starting with Eddie George in 1996, then Jevon Kearse in 1999 and Vince Young in 2006. He made Steve McNair, a co-NFL MVP in 2003, the No 3 overall pick in his second draft as the GM of the then-Houston Oilers. Reese called McNair and George, the 14th pick overall in ’96, key building blocks.
“It was magic,” Reese said in 2019 before the franchise retired the numbers for both McNair and George. “So after we spent time with those guys, we said, ‘Hey, if we can build a team of these kind of guys we’re going to be OK.’ And, at least for a while, it worked out.” Reese’s selection of Kearse at No. 16 overall in 1999 proved the final piece of the Super Bowl team. Reese also was an analyst on ESPN’s NFL Live and also worked as a writer for ESPN.com before joining the Patriots as a senior football adviser in 2009. He later worked in sports talk radio in Nashville. A native of Springfield, Missouri, Reese played linebacker at UCLA from 1966-69.
He spent a season in the CFL (Canadian Football League) as a defensive lineman. In 1970, he went into coaching at Liberty Union High School in Brentwood, California, before going to his alma mater in 1971 for three seasons as an assistant. He was an assistant at Georgia Tech in 1974. According to Buzzlearn, Reese's net worth was between $1 million – $10 million.