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Joe Namath set to appear in docuseries

The most famous New York Jet is making the move from Broadway to premium cable.

Joe Namath will be the season finale subject of “NFL Icons”, a docuseries created by NFL Films in conjunction with Epix, a pay television network/movie channel under the supervision of Metro-Goldwyn Mayer (MGM). Previous episodes of the series have centered on some of the most well-known names in league history, including Brett Favre, Jerry Rice, and Steve Sabol.

Epix released a preview of the episode on Friday, featuring a voiceover of Namath over some of the most memorable moments of his NFL career. That includes the famous wall of the Orange Bowl field at Super Bowl 3, shortly after his Jets topped the Baltimore Colts in the first AFL victory in the championship game’s history in January 1969.

“I bleed a little green from time to time,” Namath says as the montage plays.

The trailer opens with Namath’s voice describing the most cherished honor of his career: that of the Jets’ captaincy honors, which were bestowed to him shortly before Gang Green’s championship trek to Miami.

“I cherish (the captaincy) more than any kind of accolade or whatever,” Namath says. “I really believe when your teammates vote you captain, it’s because they like the way you work.”

Namath’s episode will air on Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET on Epix and will be available on the network’s subscription streaming service shortly after.

The modern Jets (2-7) will play at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon against the Miami Dolphins (1 p.m. ET, CBS).

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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Geoff Magliocchetti is a veteran football writer with years of credentialed experience with the Jets and Giants. Email: geoffmags90@gmail.com

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