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Joe Namath

Joseph William Namath (Broadway Joe) (twitter: @RealJoeNamath)

Position: QB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 200 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: May 31, 1943 in Beaver Falls, PA
High School: Beaver Falls
College: Alabama   (school history)    (Namath college stats)
Drafted by the New York Jets in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1965 AFL Draft.
Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 1965 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 94 (171st overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1985, finalist in 1983, 1984

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 9:25PM
All-Time Rank: #97. Brian Urlacher… #98. Jim Otto… #99. Lou Groza… #100. JOE NAMATH… #101. Ed Reed… #102. Junior Seau… #103. Willie Lanier… 

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD AV
1965* 22 NYJ QB 12 13 9 3-5-1 164 340 48.2 2220 18 5.3 15 4.4 62 6.5 5.6 13.5 170.8 68.7 9
1966 23 NYJ QB 12 14 13 5-6-2 232 471 49.3 3379 19 4.0 27 5.7 77 7.2 5.4 14.6 241.4 62.6 4 2 12
1967* 24 NYJ QB 12 14 14 8-5-1 258 491 52.5 4007 26 5.3 28 5.7 75 8.2 6.7 15.5 286.2 73.8 1 2 16
1968*+ 25 NYJ QB 12 14 14 11-3-0 187 380 49.2 3147 15 3.9 17 4.5 87 8.3 7.1 16.8 224.8 72.1 4 4 15
1969* 26 NYJ QB 12 14 14 10-4-0 185 361 51.2 2734 19 5.3 17 4.7 60 7.6 6.5 14.8 195.3 74.3 13 117 7.00 5.97 3.5 2 3 14
1970 27 NYJ qb 12 5 5 1-4-0 90 179 50.3 1259 5 2.8 12 6.7 72 7.0 4.6 14.0 251.8 54.7 6 63 6.46 4.09 3.2 5
1971 28 NYJ qb 12 4 3 2-1-0 28 59 47.5 537 5 8.5 6 10.2 74 9.1 6.2 19.2 134.3 68.2 0 0 9.10 6.22 0.0 3
1972* 29 NYJ QB 12 13 13 7-6-0 162 324 50.0 2816 19 5.9 21 6.5 83 8.7 6.9 17.4 216.6 72.5 11 101 8.10 6.42 3.3 2 2 15
1973 30 NYJ qb 12 6 5 2-3-0 68 133 51.1 966 5 3.8 6 4.5 63 7.3 6.0 14.2 161.0 68.7 10 97 6.08 4.89 7.0 3
1974 31 NYJ QB 12 14 14 7-7-0 191 361 52.9 2616 20 5.5 22 6.1 89 7.2 5.6 13.7 186.9 69.4 19 195 6.37 4.82 5.0 3 3 12
1975 32 NYJ QB 12 14 13 3-10-0 157 326 48.2 2286 15 4.6 28 8.6 91 7.0 4.1 14.6 163.3 51.0 27 253 5.76 3.04 7.6 9
1976 33 NYJ QB 12 11 8 1-7-0 114 230 49.6 1090 4 1.7 16 7.0 35 4.7 2.0 9.6 99.1 39.9 16 150 3.82 1.22 6.5 -1
1977 34 RAM qb 12 4 4 2-2-0 50 107 46.7 606 3 2.8 5 4.7 42 5.7 4.1 12.1 151.5 54.5 7 76 4.65 3.20 6.1 3
Career 140 129 62-63-4 1886 3762 50.1 27663 173 4.6 220 5.8 91 7.4 5.6 14.7 197.6 65.5 109 1052 6.87 5.21 2.8 16 16 115
12 yrs NYJ 136 125 60-61-4 1836 3655 50.2 27057 170 4.7 215 5.9 91 7.4 5.7 14.7 198.9 65.8 102 976 6.42 4.53 4.9 16 16 112
1 yr RAM 4 4 2-2-0 50 107 46.7 606 3 2.8 5 4.7 42 5.7 4.1 12.1 151.5 54.5 7 76 4.65 3.20 6.1 3

Playoff Record as Starting QB: 1968 (2-0), 1969 (0-1)
Playoff Comebacks: 1968 (1)
Playoff Game-Winning Drives: 1968 (1)

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Advanced Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Att Y/A+ NY/A+ AY/A+ ANY/A+ Cmp%+ TD%+ Int%+ Sack%+ Rate+
1965* 22 NYJ QB 12 13 9 3-5-1 340 97 104 104 104 114 107
1966 23 NYJ QB 12 14 13 5-6-2 471 108 103 108 93 98 101
1967* 24 NYJ QB 12 14 14 8-5-1 491 116 111 115 103 99 109
1968*+ 25 NYJ QB 12 14 14 11-3-0 380 119 117 103 92 117 110
1969* 26 NYJ QB 12 14 14 10-4-0 361 108 121 110 121 109 104 112 120 110
1970 27 NYJ qb 12 5 5 1-4-0 179 105 116 93 99 96 84 88 126 89
1971 28 NYJ qb 12 4 3 2-1-0 59 142 158 112 122 88 142 57 139 104
1972* 29 NYJ QB 12 13 13 7-6-0 324 136 143 120 126 95 115 91 124 109
1973 30 NYJ qb 12 6 5 2-3-0 133 113 111 110 110 97 96 108 106 104
1974 31 NYJ QB 12 14 14 7-7-0 361 112 117 106 109 102 112 92 119 105
1975 32 NYJ QB 12 14 13 3-10-0 326 106 106 90 91 88 104 65 104 86
1976 33 NYJ QB 12 11 8 1-7-0 230 70 78 69 72 93 78 83 112 75
1977 34 RAM qb 12 4 4 2-2-0 107 84 89 90 92 84 88 107 114 89
Career 140 129 62-63-4 3762

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1965* 22 NYJ QB 12 13 9 8 19 0 14 2.4 1.5 0.6 19 0 6
1966 23 NYJ QB 12 14 13 6 42 2 39 7.0 3.0 0.4 42 2 1
1967* 24 NYJ QB 12 14 14 6 14 0 13 2.3 1.0 0.4 14 0 2
1968*+ 25 NYJ QB 12 14 14 5 11 2 4 2.2 0.8 0.4 11 2 1
1969* 26 NYJ QB 12 14 14 11 33 2 16 3.0 2.4 0.8 33 2 3
1970 27 NYJ qb 12 5 5 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.2 0.2 -1 0 1
1971 28 NYJ qb 12 4 3 3 -1 0 1 -0.3 -0.3 0.8 -1 0 0
1972* 29 NYJ QB 12 13 13 6 8 0 2 1.3 0.6 0.5 8 0 3
1973 30 NYJ qb 12 6 5 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.3 0.2 -2 0 1
1974 31 NYJ QB 12 14 14 8 1 1 3 0.1 0.1 0.6 1 1 6
1975 32 NYJ QB 12 14 13 10 6 0 6 0.6 0.4 0.7 6 0 4
1976 33 NYJ QB 12 11 8 2 5 0 5 2.5 0.5 0.2 5 0 3
1977 34 RAM qb 12 4 4 4 5 0 7 1.3 1.3 1.0 5 0 2
Career 140 129 71 140 7 39 2.0 1.0 0.5 140 7 33
12 yrs NYJ 136 125 67 135 7 39 2.0 1.0 0.5 135 7 31
1 yr RAM 4 4 4 5 0 7 1.3 1.3 1.0 5 0 2

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1965* 22 NYJ QB 12 13 9 0 6 0 0 0
1966 23 NYJ QB 12 14 13 0 1 0 0 0
1967* 24 NYJ QB 12 14 14 0 2 2 3 1
1968*+ 25 NYJ QB 12 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
1969* 26 NYJ QB 12 14 14 0 3 1 -13 0
1970 27 NYJ qb 12 5 5 0 1 0 0 0
1972* 29 NYJ QB 12 13 13 0 3 1 0 0
1973 30 NYJ qb 12 6 5 0 1 0 0 0
1974 31 NYJ QB 12 14 14 0 6 2 -11 0
1975 32 NYJ QB 12 14 13 0 4 2 -1 0
1976 33 NYJ QB 12 11 8 0 3 1 -7 0
1977 34 RAM qb 12 4 4 0 2 1 -2 0
Career 140 129 0 33 10 -31 1
12 yrs NYJ 136 125 0 31 9 -29 1
1 yr RAM 4 4 0 2 1 -2 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1966 23 NYJ QB 12 14 13 2 2 12
1967* 24 NYJ QB 12 14 14 1 1 6
1968*+ 25 NYJ QB 12 14 14 2 2 12
1969* 26 NYJ QB 12 14 14 2 2 12
1974 31 NYJ QB 12 14 14 1 1 6
Career 140 129 7 1 8 48
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Ken Anderson, Joe Ferguson, Marc Bulger, Johnny Unitas*, Matt Ryan, Jay Schroeder, Bob Griese*, Drew Bledsoe, Mark Rypien, Neil O'Donnell
4 Matt Ryan, Ken Anderson, Drew Bledsoe, Mark Rypien, Neil Lomax, Steve Grogan, Carson Palmer, Aaron Brooks, Ken O'Brien, Johnny Unitas*
5 Drew Bledsoe, Steve Grogan, Aaron Brooks, Mark Rypien, John Elway*, Marc Bulger, Bob Griese*, Carson Palmer, Jim Kelly*, Jim Everett
6 Ken Anderson, Aaron Brooks, Drew Bledsoe, Jim Everett, Milt Plum, Steve Grogan, John Elway*, Mark Brunell, Troy Aikman*, Carson Palmer
7 Steve Grogan, Ken Anderson, Brian Sipe, Bart Starr*, Marc Bulger, Donovan McNabb, Mark Brunell, Jay Schroeder, Carson Palmer, Tobin Rote
8 Steve McNair, Ken Anderson, Donovan McNabb, Steve Grogan, Jim Everett, Terry Bradshaw*, Aaron Brooks, Troy Aikman*, Fran Tarkenton*, Dan Fouts*
9 Bart Starr*, Steve McNair, Ken Anderson, Donovan McNabb, Dan Fouts*, Boomer Esiason, Steve Grogan, Brian Sipe, Aaron Brooks, Joe Montana*
10 Bart Starr*, Donovan McNabb, Terry Bradshaw*, Drew Bledsoe, Ken Anderson, Steve McNair, Jim Everett, Brian Sipe, Joe Theismann, Boomer Esiason
11 Joe Theismann, Steve McNair, Terry Bradshaw*, Bart Starr*, Jim Everett, Roman Gabriel, Boomer Esiason, Drew Bledsoe, Ken Stabler, Ken Anderson
12 Ken Stabler, Steve McNair, Jim Hart, Boomer Esiason, Jim Everett, Terry Bradshaw*, Troy Aikman*, Steve Grogan, Drew Bledsoe, Roman Gabriel
13 Sonny Jurgensen*, Ken Stabler, Steve McNair, Jim Everett, Roman Gabriel, Steve Grogan, Joe Theismann, Jim Hart, Len Dawson*, Boomer Esiason
Career Joe Theismann, Steve Grogan, Jim Everett, Troy Aikman*, Ken Stabler, Tobin Rote, Ron Jaworski, Jim Plunkett, Jake Plummer, Sonny Jurgensen*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1970 27 5 QB 46 31
1971 28 4 QB 29 34
1972 29 13 QB 147 26 7 43
1973 30 6 QB 46 28
1974 31 14 QB 147 41 7 30
1975 32 14 QB 96 17
1976 33 11 QB 28 40
1977 34 4 QB 27 36
566 67