Historical Report by: @frankfebruaryjr +14

JOE NAMATH

 Players Position: Quarterback (QB)
League: National Football League (Pro)
Team: New York Jets
Location:  East Rutherford, NJ, US
  Published 10:39 PM, April 03 2015
Overall Grade   A Well above average NFL player
Quarterback

The pride of small town Pennsylvania. Namath did his part to help revolutionize the QB position. Arm strength and a quick release were two of his best attributes. His velocity and mechanics rival any contemporary QB. He could fit passes into tight spaces. This got him into trouble too as evidenced by the fact he threw more interceptions than touchdowns in his pro career. Excellent athlete as an amateur. Quick twitch and a three sport star in high school. Knee injuries slowed him as he got older. Leader on the field who stood in the pocket and took hits. Tough. Confident. Played hurt. Liked to run at night but was accountable. The intangibles played a big part in his success. Never going to be listed on the Mt. Rushmore of quarterbacks. His greatness can't be found in the numbers alone.

Tools   Grade
ARM STRENGTH 65
ACCURACY 60
RELEASE 80
POCKET FEEL 60
ATHLETICISM 60
STRENGTH 50
POISE 70
INSTINCTS 70

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@greggturnbull  • Posted over 4 years ago (11:50 AM, April 04 2015)

Great write up on Broadway Joe. 80 for ability to sport a fur coat.

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@frankfebruaryjr Author • Posted over 4 years ago (08:44 PM, April 04 2015)

The fur coat was another attribute.


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