Former Bears QB Jim McMahon pockets $2.85M in Northbrook

Medium ea8a39f6010cada7828a4415f69eac9c Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon and his wife, Nancy, sold their 9,626-square-foot home at 34 Bridlewood Road in Northbrook to Richard S. Eisen for $2.85 million on Sept. 3.

The home is located in East Northbrook.

Mr. McMahon, 50, spent seven years with the Bears, including the club's memorable 1985 season when he led the team to a 15-1 regular season mark and a 46-10 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX. McMahon earned the only Pro Bowl selection of his career that season, when he threw for a career high 2,392 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also ran for two touchdowns in the win over the Patriots, the last Super Bowl title in Bears franchise history.

He's also fondly remembered for his turn in the Bears' infamous "Super Bowl Shuffle" video, when he was labeled the "Punky QB" who claims "I can't dance, but I can throw the pill."

After battling injuries in the years after 1985, McMahon was traded to the San Diego Chargers following the 1988 season. He also spent time with Philadelphia, Minnesota, Arizona, Cleveland and Green Bay, and won both the NFL Comeback Player of the Year with Philadelphia (1991) and a second Super Bowl title as a backup with the Packers (1997).

McMahon was a two-time All-American at Brigham Young and the WAC Player of the Year as a junior, and he finished in the top three in the Heisman Trophy voting twice. Upon his graduation, he held 70 different NCAA offensive records.

The couple married in 1982.

According to, there were 430 home sales in Northbrook in 2008, with a median sales price of $415,000.

Address: 34 Bridlewood Road
Buyer(s): Richard S Eisen
Seller(s): Nancy McMahon and James McMahon
Sale date: Sep. 3, 2009