The Super Bowl III MVP, Joe Namath is a former NFL quarterback who had played for two NFL teams: New York Jets and Los Angeles Rams. He was considered the highest-earning pro football player in 1965.
Namath has a huge amount of net worth $18 million. He made his massive wealth through his professional NFL quarterback. Apart from the player, he earned from acting as well as an author.
Here is some information about his source of income.
House Worth $3 Million
Joe Namath is currently living a luxurious house in Tequesta, Florida in the cost $3 million.
The house sits on 1.5 acres featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms along with an open kitchen, boat dock, and a swimming pool. In 2016, he bought the 2 bedroom apartment for $1.01 million.
Sold His Apartment
In August 2019, NFL player put his Upper West Side apartment in New York City. His apartment sold in $1.195 million, which approximately made $2 million.
His income as NFL quarter player
Namath was picked 12th overall in the NFL Draft by St.Louis Cardinals and the first overall pick was by Jets for the AFL draft. Later, he signed with ‘New York Jets’ for a three-years in a salary of $427,000 where he was titled “Broadway Joe” and also appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in July 1965.
In the same year, he owned the title of ‘AFL Rookie of the Year’ though he was suffered from multiple knee injuries and hold the title till 1969. In 1968, Joe helped Jets win over the defending AFL champion ‘Oakland raiders’ with a 27-23 lead and won the Hickok Belt as a top professional athlete of the year.
In 1972, Namath became an AFC-NFC Pro Bowler and was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1985. His career breakthrough after defeating Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III game, the Jets won 6-7. He wished to retire before the 1970 and 1971 season due to afraid of his injuries.
Earnings from Television
He started appearing in the television series in 1969 as a host on ‘The Joe Namath Show’ where he has guest-hosted The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, as a commentator on NFL broadcasts.
After gaining fame, Joe guest-starred in series like The Waverly Wonders, The Love Boat, Married… with Children, The Flip Wilson Show, The Simpsons, The A-Team, and many more.
Ownership of Real Estate and Business
Many people know him as a businessman. He is formerly owned Upper East Side nightclub called Bachelors II, which not only drew big names in sports, entertainment, and politics but organized crime. Later, Pete Rozelle ordered him to divest the interest to continue the NFL venture. But, Namath agreed to sell his nightclub.
Additionally, he has Joe’s fast-food franchises and Mantle’s Men and Namath’s Girls (Mickey), an employment agency.
Endorsement & Promotions
A former quarterback player has done endorsement deal and commercial through which he made a decent amount. He appeared in a TV commercial for Ovaltine, Noxzema, and Hanes.
In June 2013, he served as guest speaker for Pro Football Hall of Fame. He announced the $27 million expansion and renovation plan of Canton, Ohio museum. Moreover, he is a spokesperson for Medicare Coverage Helpline, an insurance agency.
As an Author
Apart from acting and playing, he is also an author. He published his life book named Namath: A Biography in 2004 which became New York Bestseller. Later, Joe distributed Namath (Icons of the NFL) in 2006 and All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters in 2019.