Jim McMahon was one of the NFL’s biggest stars in the 80s and that came with its perks: endorsement deals, appearances on late-night TV and hanging out at the Playboy Mansion.
The legendary Chicago Bears quarterback recalled some of his visits to the Playboy Mansion during an appearance on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” on Wednesday after the show flashed a photo of him and Hugh Hefner sitting atop a red sports car.
“That was actually a pretty fun day at the Playboy Mansion,” McMahon recalled. “Mr. Hefner thought I got screwed on MVP voting so he gave me a car himself. Had a nice time at the mansion, got to go back a couple times with my buddy Bruce Willis. We watched the Tommy Hearns and I think Sugar Ray [Leonard] fight back in the day. Had some good times there back in the day.”
McMahon never really had a true MVP-caliber season. His best season was the memorable 1985 season in which he went 11-0 as a starter and led the Bears to the Super Bowl.
Yet he threw for just 2,392 yards (20th in the league) and 15 TDs (19th in the league) but did make the Pro Bowl. Marcus Allen won MVP that year and McMahon’s teammate, Walter Payton, was runner-up.
Despite no MVP he got a nice car out of it and surely had good times at the Playboy Mansion with his pal Bruce Willis.