Joe Namath Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Joe Namath Net Worth 

Joe Namath has an estimated net worth of $25 million. Joe Namath, nicknamed “Broadway Joe”, was a U.S. football quarterback who in his third season with the New York Jets threw for a record 4,007 yards. He earns most of his income from his career as an American football player and actor. 

Joe Namath was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, on May 31, 1943. He honed his quarterbacking abilities at the University of Alabama. He was an exceptional passer, setting a record of 4,007 yards in his third season with the New York Jets (1965-1977). By the time he retired, he had set seasonal and career records for the most games with 300 yards or more in passing.

To calculate the net worth of Joe Namath, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Joe Namath
Net Worth: $25 Million
Monthly Salary: $200 Thousand+
Annual Income: $3 Million
Source of Wealth: American football player, Actor

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Childhood & Early Life

In Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Joseph William ‘Joe’ Namath was born. He was close to both of his parents, but after his parents divorced, he moved in with his mother.

He excelled in basketball, baseball, and football while in school. He was a member of his high school’s football team, which won the WPIAL Class AA championship.

He received a number of offers from Major League Baseball teams after graduation, but he always wanted to pursue a career in football.

He received offers from Division I college football programs such as Penn State, Alabama, and Notre Dame University. Namath accepted a full scholarship after receiving an offer from Alabama’s head coach, Bear Bryant.

He was a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 1962 to 1964, when he led the team to a National Championship. Namath was devastated by the death of his coach.

He did not complete his college education, which he eagerly pursued much later in life.


On November 28, 1964, he was drafted into the fledgling American Football League and the National Football League. Because the NFL drafted him 12th overall and the AFL drafted him as their first pick with the ‘Jets,’ he chose to sign with the Jets.

He became the first quarterback in history to pass for 4000 yards in a single season in 1967. The following season, he led the Jets to a 27-23 victory over the defending AFL champions, the ‘Oakland Riders.’

The Jets’ 16-7 victory over the Baltimore Colts in 1969 was the highlight of his career. This is considered one of his career highlights because he became the first quarterback in history to win a college national championship game, a major professional league championship, and a Super Bowl.

He also hosted his own show, ‘The Joe Namath Show,’ with guest host Dick Schaap in 1969.

Following the season, he opened his own Upper East Side bar, ‘Bachelors III.’ However, because his reputation was at stake, the NFL commissioner requested that he withdraw from the bar.

In 1974, he led the Jets to a 26-20 victory over the city rival New York Giants. Namath was then given the opportunity to play for the ‘Chicago Winds’ of the ‘World Football League.’ However, due to a specific demand made by Namath, the Winds rescinded the offer and he continued to play for the Jets.

On May 12, 1977, he was signed by the National Football League’s ‘Los Angeles Rams.’ However, due to a series of knee injuries, his career with the Rams was not particularly illustrious.

He also appeared in a few films and television shows for a short time. He appeared as a guest on shows such as ‘Married…With Children,’ ‘The Flip Wilson Show,’ ‘Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In,’ and ‘The John Larroquette Show.’ Aside from television, he has appeared in Broadway shows such as ‘Damn Yankees,’ ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘The Caine Mutiny Court Martial,’ and ‘Lil’ Abner.’

He also worked as a color commentator for NFL games, most notably during the 1985 season of ‘Monday Night Football.’ Three years later, he auditioned for the role of ‘Family Feud’ host, but Ray Combs was chosen instead.

He currently hosts the business show ‘The Competitive Edge.’ On June 2, 2013, he was invited to speak at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Awards & Achievements

In 1965, he was named American Football League Rookie of the Year.

He is a proud owner of the Hickok Belt, which he received in 1968.

He was named the AFL-NFL Super Bowl MVP in 1969.

In 1974, he was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 1984, he married Deborah Mays. Deborah was only 22 years old at the time of the wedding, while he was 41. Jessica and Olivia were the couple’s two children.

They divorced in 2000, and his daughters chose to live with him after the divorce.

He is well-known for openly admitting to having an alcohol problem. On January 12, 2004, he enrolled in an outpatient alcohol treatment program. In his book, ‘Namath,’ he writes about his experiences with alcohol.

Aside from his football career, he has spent many years rooting for golf tournaments and other causes, such as youth camps and football camps.

He also opened a number of bars in Alabama and New York City as ‘Broadway Joe.’

Mark Kriegel wrote and published a biography titled ‘Namath’ in 2006 through Rugged Land Books.

He enrolled in the University of Alabama’s External degree program in 2007 and graduated with a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies that same year.

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