Joe Namath

Joe Namath

Bio

POSITION: QB
NUMBER: 12
HEIGHT: 6-foot-2
WEIGHT: 200 pounds
DOB: 5/31/1943
BIRTHPLACE: Beaver Falls, PA
HIGH SCHOOL: Beaver Falls (PA)
COLLEGE: Alabama
NFL ENTRANCE: Round 1, Pick 1 in 1965 AFL Draft (Jets)
JETS ACQUISITION: Drafted by Jets (GM Weeb Ewbank)
HONORS: 4-time AFL All-Star (1965, 1967-69), Pro Bowl (1972), First-Team All-AFL (1968), 3-time Second-Team All-AFL (1966-67, 1969), 3-time Passing Yards Leader (1966-67, 1972), Passing Touchdowns Leader (1972), Second-Team All-Pro (1972), NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1974), No. 12 retired by Jets, New York Jets Ring of Honor, 1965 AFL Rookie of the Year, AFL All-Time Team, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1985, Super Bowl III MVP
TWITTER: @RealJoeNamath
INSTAGRAM: @broadwayjoenamath
YOUTUBE: N/A
FACEBOOK: Joe Namath

Stories

Career Stats

Playoff Stats

Records and Facts

*- Rankings as of the conclusion of 2019.

Jets all-time regular season ranks:

Jets all-time playoff ranks:

  • 5th in passing yards (636)
  • 5th in completions (50)
  • 6th in passing touchdowns (3)

Jets single-season ranks:

  • Most passing yards (4,007, 1967)
  • 10th-most passing yards (3,379, 1966)
  • 3rd-most passing touchdowns (26, 1967)
  • 3rd-best passing touchdown rate, minimum 300 pass attempts (5.9%, 1972)
  • 6th-best passing touchdown rate, minimum 300 pass attempts (5.5%, 1974)
  • T-7th-best passing touchdown rate, minimum 300 pass attempts (5.3%, 1969)
  • T-7th-best passing touchdown rate, minimum 300 pass attempts (5.3%, 1967)
  • T-7th-best passing touchdown rate, minimum 300 pass attempts (5.3%, 1965)
  • Best Y/A, minimum 300 pass attempts (8.7, 1972)
  • 2nd-best Y/A, minimum 300 pass attempts (8.3, 1968)
  • 3rd-best Y/A, minimum 300 pass attempts (8.2, 1967)

Jets single-game (regular season or playoff) ranks:

  • Most passing yards (496, Week 2 of 1972, W 44-34 @ BAL)
  • Most yards per completion, minimum 15 completions (33.1, Week 2 of 1972, W 44-34 @ BAL)
  • Best Y/A, minimum anywhere from 13 to 28 pass attempts (17.7, Week 2 of 1972, W 44-34 @ BAL)
  • T-2nd-most passing touchdowns (5, Week 3 of 1966, W 52-12 vs. HOU)
  • T-6th-most passing touchdowns (4, Week 4 of 1968, L 35-37 @ BUF)
  • 9th-most passing yards (415, Week 5 of 1967, W 29-27 vs. MIA)
  • 10th-most passing yards (403, Week 13 of 1972, L 16-24 @ OAK)
  • 11th-most passing yards (399, Week 4 of 1967, W 38-24 @ DEN)
  • 12th-most passing yards (397, Week 5 of 1970, L 22-29 vs. BAL)

Miscellaneous Jets records:

  • Most regular season games played among QB (136)
  • Most pick-sixes (28, which is 20 more than any other Jet)
  • Most fourth-quarter comebacks (15)
  • Most QB wins (60)
  • Most QB losses (61)
  • 2nd-most game-winning drives (15, trailing Ken O’Brien’s 16)
  • 1st in career yards per pass attempt relative to league average, out of 17 quarterbacks with 500+ career attempts with Jets (110 – 100 is average)
  • 3rd in career passer rating relative to league average, out of 17 quarterbacks with 500+ career attempts with Jets (102 – 100 is average). Trails Ken O’Brien (108) and Chad Pennington (112)