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Joe Namath Net Worth – $20 million

What is Joe Namath’s net worth? Is Joe Namath married?


Joe Namath, dubbed “Broadway Joe” by the New York press, is a former American football quarterback who played professional football in the American Football League and National Football League during the 60s and 70s.


He was born on May 31, 1943, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA, as Joseph William Namath.

His parents were of Hungarian descent.

Namath was the youngest of five children.

He lived with his mother after his parents divorced.

From 1962 to 1964, Namath played football at the University of Alabama under coach Bear Bryant.

In 1965, Namath signed with the New York Jets.

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Also in 1965, he was the American Football League’s Rookie of the Year.

In 1967, Joe became the first player to pass for over 4,000 yards.

In January 1969, he led the New York Jets to a 16-7 upset of the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.

Three days before the game, he stated: ”We’re going to win the game. I guarantee it.”

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”I don’t know that a day goes by that I don’t get reminded of that game,” Joe remembered in a 2005 interview. ”I never get tired of talking about it. It’s a memory that never gets old.”

In 1969, Namath and Dick Schaap hosted ”The Joe Namath Show.”

On May 12, 1977, he signed with the Los Angeles Rams.


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Joe Namath holds up his number as his coach Weeb Ewbank looks on – @Getty

In 1977, Joe retired from professional football after playing in 140 games, 62 wins, 63 losses, and 4 ties.

”I have no regrets, I’m not bitter about anything,” Namath said at the time. ”I remember after my first knee operation, right after I signed with the Jets, my doctor told me I’d be lucky to play four seasons with my legs, but I played 13 seasons.”

In 1985, Joe was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

In 1993, Joe appeared in the episode ”Dances with Weezie” of the comedy TV series ”Married… with Children.”

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In 2006, he released his autobiography, “Namath.” It was written by Mark Kriegel and published by Rugged Land Books.

On December 15, 2007, Namath earned his B.A. degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Alabama.

”It was fun, but it was hard,” Joe told Fox News. He added: ”I had a very difficult time getting myself to sit down and spend the time (studying).”

Suzy Kolber incident

During a game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets on December 20, 2003, Namath attempted to kiss ESPN sideline reporter Suzy Kolber.

”I want to kiss you,” Joe said. ”I couldn’t care less about the team struggling … I want to kiss you.”

”I think the way I felt about it at the time was that he’s a really good guy having a bad moment that happened to be captured on national television,” Kolber said nine years later.

”I saw it as a blessing in disguise,” Joe reflected. ”I had embarrassed my friends and family and could not escape that feeling. I haven’t had a drink since.”

In 2013, Namath played in Underdogs, a sports drama film about a promising quarterback for a struggling high-school football team.

In 2019, Joe published the book – ”All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters.”


Fans are asking — who was Joe Namath married to? And, how many times has Joe Namath been married?

On November 7, 1984, Joe Namath married Deborah Mays.

Joe Namath and wife Deborah

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Deborah appeared in five episodes of the TV series — “The Greatest American Hero.”

The couple divorced on June 28, 1999.

Mays reportedly had left him for Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Brian Novack.

”I’ve always said I’m going to get married only once,” Namath once said.

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Joe and Deborah have two daughters:

  • Jessica Namath (born in 1986);
  • Olivia Rose Namath (born in 1991).

In May 2007, Olivia gave birth to daughter Natalia, his first grandchild. At the time, Olivia was still attending high school in Florida.

Joe Namath with his daughters

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In September 2016, Jessica filed for divorce from her husband, Brian Kennedy.


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”There are some things you only learn through experience.”

”I don’t want to go out on a bad note. I want to keep growing, being productive, keep learning and keep loving.”

”Life is a team game folks, and it’s gonna take a strong team to take care of this Earth!”

”When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”

”If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?”

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Joe Namath – Net Worth

Joe Namath Net Worth

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So, how much is Joe Namath worth?

Namath earned most of his wealth from playing in the AFL and NFL for the New York Jets for most of his football career.

In 1965, Joe signed with the New York Jets for a then-record $427,000 over three years.

He opened several bars under the name Broadway Joe’s in Tuscaloosa and NYC.

Namath appeared in advertisements for Dingo Shoes, Hanes pantyhose, Brut Cologne, Ovaltine milk mix, Hamilton Beach Popcorn Maker, Nike, the Medicare Coverage Helpline, and Noxzema shaving cream. 

His autobiography was on the New York Times extended Bestseller List.

For a while, Joe served as a color commentator on broadcasts of NFL games.

Namath also performed in several TV series and movies, including – The Wedding Ringer, Thursday Night Football Presents, Underdogs, Married… with Children, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Avalanche Express, The Brady Bunch, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, and The Waverly Wonders.

Therefore, former American football quarterback Joe Namath has an estimated net worth of $20 million.


What is Joe Namath's rookie card worth

Jessica Namath and Joe Namath attend the 12th annual NFL Honors – @Getty

What is Joe Namath’s rookie card worth?

Joe Namath was one of the most famous players in NFL history, and his rookie card has become highly sought after by collectors.

On average, a Rookie Card from Joe Namath is valued at $280.

This price can vary depending on its condition and other factors such as scarcity and demand.

What is Joe Namath’s ethnicity?

What is Joe Namath's ethnicity


His parents were both of Hungarian descent and raised him with strong values and traditions.

How long did Joe Namath play football?

He played in the National Football League for 13 years. He was selected first overall by the New York Jets in the 1965 American Football League draft.

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Martha Dory

Wednesday 8th of March 2023

Heard all the funny stories and wild stuff.....I am happy to read things

Roberta Heath

Thursday 17th of February 2022

I am so happy for Joe. He brought lots of joy to so many people.