Jets’ Hall-of-Fame QB Joe Namath, the hero of Super Bowl III and Giants legendary QB Phil Simms, the MVP of SB XXI, will be the participants in Sunday’s ceremonial coin toss at Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.
These two storied QBs are two of the most-loved icons in New York sports history.
Both players have had their uniform numbers retired by their respective teams are members of their clubs’ rings of honor. Namath was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985. Through his victory in SB III, he is widely credited for facilitating the merger between the AFL and the NFL.
Simms, although considered one of the best QBs of his era, has yet to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He led the Giants to their first NFL Championship in 30 years in 1986 and his performance in Super Bowl XXI is still the best ever by a QB in the big game.