Let’s be honest, do people actually know anything about Namath other than his ruggedly good looks, his legendary performance in Super Bowl III, and his unsuccessful attempt at wooing Suzy Kolber on the sidelines in 2003? He’s an athlete who became a celebrity, and that’s about it.
He wasn’t the Tom Brady of his era; he wasn’t even the Joe Flacco of his era. Between the AFL and NFL, Namath barely completed 50% of his passes and had 47 more interceptions than touchdowns. As a pro quarterback, he’s little more than a one-game wonder.