Remember Broadway Joe Namath?
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‘Broadway’ Joe Namath signed the richest rookie contract ($400,000) in the history of pro football. It was on this day, January 2nd in 1965.
Joe Namath the $400,000 quarterback out of the University of Alabama in 1965 led the New York Jets to what many still regard as the biggest upset in pro-football history, a 16-7 win over the mighty Baltimore Colts.