Why “Broadway Joe” Namath Should Not Be in the Hall of Fame

July 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Joe Namath should NOT be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Most Hall of Fame quarterbacks have thrown for 200-plus touchdowns.
Throughout his 13-year career with the New York Jets, Namath threw more interceptions (220) than touchdowns (173). He averaged 17 interceptions a year and eclipsed 20 five times in his career.
Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh stated that Namath was "the most beautiful, accurate, stylish passer with the quickest release I've ever seen."
Let’s talk about his accuracy—Namath averaged a remarkably low completion percentage of 50.1 throughout his career.  He also completed under 50 percent seven seasons throughout his career—I think that contradicts the great Bill Walsh’s statement.
Obviously, after going over his touchdowns, interceptions, and completion percentage, I would imagine his quarterback rating drained into the sewers as well.
Don Shula stated that Namath was "one of the three smartest quarterba...

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