The Winds folded five weeks into the WFL season. American Football League Rookie of the Year In the twilight of his career, Namath was waived by the Jets to facilitate a move to the Los Angeles Rams when a trade could not be worked out. He remained a highly recognizable figure in the media and sports worlds nearly half a century after his brashness cemented his identity in the public mind. But if he was hawking Right Guard deodorant, it was Joe the quarterback who was selling to America's guys.
His reputation took a hit among his male fans.
Pro football Hall of Fame. The Jets' win gave the AFL instant legitimacy even to skeptics. Following his parents' divorce, he lived with his mother. Building on his brief success as a host on 's The Joe Namath ShowNamath transitioned into an acting career. Muhammad Ali — d-Conn Roach Traps. Player stats at PFR. Namath chronicled the episode, including his battle with liquor, in his book, Namath.