The Tennessee Titans will retire the jersey numbers of two legends.

Steve McNair's No. 9 and Eddie George's No. 27 will be retired in a ceremony during the Sept. 15 home opener against the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced Wednesday.

"Steve and Eddie will be forever linked as two of the driving forces for our team in the late 90s and early 2000s," Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement. "They were the heart and soul of the team and each made the other a better player and ultimately led to a great deal of team success. Their statistics will forever live in our record books, but their play and sacrifice is what our fans will always remember. For that and all that they have done for our team, the number 9 and 27 will be retired with the all-time franchise greats."

The numbers of the duo being retired together is apropos, as their time together (1996-2003) marked the zenith of the Tennessee franchise in its first years after the move from Houston in 1997. Together McNair and George helped the Titans earn four playoff appearances (1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003), two division titles (2000 and 2002), two AFC Championship games (1999 and 2002) and an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV.