Somehow, Simms will occasionally be used in the same breath as all-time greats like Joe Montana and John Elway. But there’s no way he’s deserving of such company. Simms is a Giants legend because he won a Super Bowl with them.
But he only made two Pro Bowls, and they came eight years apart, so it’s not as if he had any sustained success as one of the league’s elite quarterbacks. He was also a turnover machine, throwing 60 picks in a three-year span from 1984 to 1986, which was supposedly the prime of his career. He had a few nice years, but he’s largely overrated on the whole.