Where didi the myth start tha joe Namath was a good QB?
Those look like Eli Manning numbers and everyone thinks he should be made a probowler this year when he ranked 16th out of 32 QBs. It's funny how a QB will get all the credit weather it's good or bad, like Romo getting blamed for all the Dallas loses.
If Mark Sanchez gets to the super bowl & correctly predicts a victory will he become a legend like Joe Namath?
Joe Namath might be the worst player in the HOF. I hope you don't consider these career numbers immortal. Sanchez will almost assuredly be more productive in his career.
50.1 % Comp
173 TDs (4.6%)
220 INTs (5.8%)
65.5 QB rating
There are several factors concerning Joe Willie.
1. The Prediction. I shouldn't have to explain, everyone knows the story. It made him famous.
2. Joe was the NFL's first celebrity. Famous for wearing furs and appearing in commercials and on TV. The first NFL player to have that kind of star power.
3. The first passer to pass for over 4,000 yds. That was in a 14 game season, too. Namath tore the League up his first five years or so. His production declined with the deterioration of his knees.He had suffered a serious knee injury in his senior year at Alabama. It plagued him into his pro career. Some of the all time great coaches consider Joe to be one of the greatest. His injuries really affected his career stats in that, the stats just don't do Joe Willie justice. He led the way from run oriented offenses to a more evolved passing attack. . Here are a couple of quotes from 2 Legends...
Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh stated that Namath was "the most beautiful, accurate, stylish passer with the quickest release I've ever seen." Hall of Fame coach Don Shula stated that Namath was "one of the 3 smartest quarterbacks of all time"
I'm old enough to remember Namath at his best and at his worst. At his best, he was an above-average quarterback. After the injuries started wearing him down, he was absolutely horrible. Namath is in the Hall more because of his image then anything else. Yes, he won a Super Bowl at a time when nobody thought any AFL team could ever win one. But if Namath had spent his career playing for the Chargers, the Oilers, the Bengals or any of the other mediocre teams of his time, he would have been looked upon as an average quarterback at best. The fact that he played in New York certainly helped him, and the fact that he was quite the ladies man helped him even more. He was the face of the NFL for a few years, and certainly contributed to the game's popularity, but to me, he's just not a Hall of Fame player.
How much is my Joe Namath 1 in 4000 Topps Collectible worth?
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That said, the answer to these questions is always the same: It's worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it. That could be $5 to a casual fan, or $500 to a Joe Namath fanatic.