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No doubt but Broadway had a canon arm. We really hadn’t seen anything like before. Not Bart Starr or Unitas who were championship studs of that era . Not even Tarkenton or Lamonica other top passing QB’s of that era.Namath falls into that category of player that the league could really market to the public. He had that persona and charisma which were absolutely seminal in growing the game. QB's back in the 60's and 70's didn't put up numbers by todays standards. Football was mostly a game for running backs. Don Coryell and Bill Walsh changed all that.
There was no one else like him for a very short time . It was a slim window . But an arm like few in history. Probably why he threw so many interceptions . He probably thought he could throw it thru any defender.
But yea , he was a cultural icon of that era. And deserves to be in the HOF for impact alone . And he was great for a handful of years .