You people are either trolls or you just look at Namath's stats and say, "Oh...look at all of those interceptions! The dude's overrated. How the hell did he get into the hall of fame?"
I know I'm an Alabama homer but good lord people, quit using today as the standard for all. That's what a lot of you people like to do and you can't do that. Different eras, different games.
When Namath was in his prime he was playing a game of football in which offensive linemen could not use their hands to block and where defensive backs could mug wide receivers all the way down the field without getting penalized. Despite this, he became the first 4,000-yard QB in a 14-game season. The next person to hit 4,000 yards did it with more modern rules and a 16-game schedule, well over a decade after Namath did it first.
This post was edited on 1/28 at 1:03 pm