Namath came out of Alabama and was signed by the new AFL. The league needed big college players to compete with the mature NFL. They also made Joe the face of the league and appealed to younger fans, and specially women watching on television.
Joe did not disappoint the AFL. In fact, he won Super Bowl III, or the game that gave the AFL instant credibility.
He was also a very good quarterback: 173 TDs and over 27,000 yards passed. We remind you that most of these numbers came in his first 5 seasons. He was hurt a lot after winning that Super Bowl in 1969.
Joe was more than numbers. He made the AFL and was responsible for the merger in 1970. Namath is one of my all time favorite quarterbacks!
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