Joe Namath Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, Career and Awards.
Joe Namath Net Worth 2020 – Joe Namath is a former American football quarterback. He played in the AFL and NFL and earned the title of ‘Broadway Joe’ for his off-field activities and reveling.
His name was flagged in sports history with his performance in the Superbowl III and he brought upon more attention on himself when he was selected to play for the Los Angeles Rams, a National Football League team.
Joseph William ‘Joe’ Namath was born in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. He was close to both his parents but lived with his mother after the couple divorced.
While in school, he was spectacular in basketball, baseball, and football. He participated in his school football team, which would go on to win the WPIAL Class AA Championship.
After he graduated, he received a number of offers from Major League Baseball teams, but he always wanted to build a career in football.
He was given a number of offers from Division I college football programs including Penn State, Alabama and Notre Dame University. After Alabama’s head coach, Bear Bryant’s offer, Namath accepted a full scholarship.
From 1962 to 1964, he played for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team and led the team to a National Championship. After the death of his coach, Namath was left heartbroken.
He did not receive his college degree, which he willingly pursued much later in his life.
- He was drafted in the upstart American Football League and the National Football League on November 28, 1964. As NFL drafted him 12th overall and AFL drafted him as their first pick with the ‘Jets’, he decided to sign a contract with the Jets.
- For the 1967 season, he became the first quarterback to pass 4000 yards in one season. The next year, he led the Jets to a 27-23 win over the defending AFL champions, ‘Oakland Riders’.
- 1969 proved to be the highlight year of his career when the Jets had a 16-7 win over the Baltimore Colts. This is considered one of his career high-points because he became the first-quarterback to ever win a national championship game in college, a major professional league championship and a Super Bowl.
- In 1969, he also hosted his very own show, ‘The Joe Namath Show’, with guest-host, Dick Schaap.
- After the season, he opened his very own Upper East Side bar, ‘Bachelors III’. However, since his reputation was at stake, the NFL commissioner asked him to dissociate himself from the bar.
- In 1974, during a game against the city rival, New York Giants, he led the Jets to a 26-20 victory. Namath was then offered a chance to play with the ‘Chicago Winds’ from the ‘World Football League’. However, due to a certain demand made by Namath, the offer was taken back by the Winds and he continued to play with the Jets.
- He was signed on by the National Football League team, the ‘Los Angeles Rams’ on May 12, 1977. However, his career with the Rams was not at all illustrious, due to a series of knee injuries which he suffered from.
- He also briefly acted in a few films and television shows. He guest-starred on shows like ‘Married…With Children’, ‘The Flip Wilson Show’, ‘Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In’ and ‘The John Larroquette Show’. Apart from television, he has appeared on Broadway shows, which earned him his nickname such as, ‘Damn Yankees’, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial’ and ‘Lil’ Abner’.
- He was also a color commentator for NFL games, especially for the 1985 season of ‘Monday Night Football’. Three years later, he auditioned to host the show, ‘Family Feud’ but the role was given to Ray Combs instead.
- He currently hosts, ‘The Competitive Edge’, a business show. He was invited as a guest speaker at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on June 2, 2013.
Joe Namath Net Worth 2020
Joe Namath is a retired American football quarterback who has a net worth of $18 million dollars.
Awards And Achievements
- He received the American Football League Rookie of the Year, in 1965.
- He is the proud recipient of the Hickok Belt, which he earned in 1968.
- In 1969, he won the AFL-NFL Super Bowl MVP.