Originally Posted by errand
Namath changed the game of how much money players earned.......and gave the AFL credibility winning SB III over heavily favored Colts....
He doesn't make my list of Baugh, Graham, Unitas, and Elway....but he was instrumental in changing the game some way.
It's just my opinion, but anyone with a career 50.1% completion percentage and a 173 TD to 220 INT ratio shouldn't be in this list.
Namath's all time won/loss record is also under .500 at 62-63-4.
Maybe I would feel different had a I seen him play growing up and saw his impact in the game in that era.
You can't tell the history of the AFL/NFL without talking about him, but I don't think he should be in consideration for the Mount Rushmore of QBs.