In this file photo, Alvin Silver is seen during an NFL media day on Dec. 9, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.
(Photo: Bob Levey, USA TODAY Sports) | File photo Alvin Silver.
Silver is the former Buffalo Bills quarterback and Hall of Famer who became the NFL’s most valuable quarterback when he signed a five-year, $72 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks.
He is one of the most popular figures in the NFL.
His likeness and likenesses can be seen on a statue at the corner of First Avenue and California Street.
Silver was the first NFL player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011, the second in 2013 and the third in 2015.
He led the NFL in passing yards four times and passing touchdowns four times, completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 2,890 yards with 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
His best season was with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2002, when he completed 65.4 percent of passes for 3,741 yards with 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
In 2016, he was named to the Pro Bowl.
Silver is one the first quarterbacks in NFL history to lead his team to a Super Bowl win.
He was the finalist for the NFL MVP award.
He led the Eagles to their only Super Bowl title, in 2001, when they defeated the Seattle Super Bowl champions.