Namath signed a reported $400,000 contract with the New York Jets that gave the American Football League its biggest victory in the costly inter-league war of the 1960s.
One of the biggest college stars, Namath took the big apple by storm and became known as "Broadway Joe."
Namath won AFL Rookie of the year in 1965.
Joe won the starting job in his third game.
Namath earned all-league accolades four times in his career (1967, 1968, 1969, and 1972) and was named to the all-time AFL honor team in 1969.
Joe appeared on an episode of the Brady Bunch.
In 1967, Joe became the first quarterback to pass for more than 4,000 yards in one season.
Namath earned AFL Player of the Year and was a unanimous All-Pro selection in 1968.
Joe was elected to four AFL all-star games and one AFC-NFC Pro Bowl.
Namath's pre-game "guarantee" of victory backed up by his 206-yard passing production was a major factor in assuring the competitive viability of the AFL-NFL Super Bowl series.
Joe finished his career with the Los Angeles Rams in 1977.
Namath during his Enshrinement in 1985.
Namath's Hall of Fame mural.
Namath's Hall of Fame bust.