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57.  Phil Simms
Phil Simms is a two time Super Bowl Winning Quarterback, though many who watched his first five years of play may not have foreseen it.

Simms may have been inconsistent when he began his tenure in the NFL, but something seemed to click in 1984.  It wasn’t just the influx of talent to the Giants roster, as it was at this time that Simms became their leader and found ways to win.  He wasn’t the quickest or the hardest thrower, but he became a winner and most important he had the belief and trust of his teammates; something that not every Quarterback had.  Because of the Giants stellar defense, many have said that Simms only had to manage the game, but those who played with him always praised his high football I.Q. and his leadership skills.

Simms has been called overrated and underrated at various times in his career.  Regardless of how he is rated, anyone with two Super Bowl Rings as a Quarterback though has to be considered a candidate for the Football Hall of Fame.

Should Phil Simms be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 66.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.7%
No opinion. - 1.3%
No way! - 9.7%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Lebanon, Kentucky, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 1999
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Played For: New York Giants
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 7th Overall in 1979
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Super Bowl MVP (1) (1987)
    Pro Bowl MVP (1) (1985)
    Pro Bowl Selections (2) (1985 & 1993)
    Super Bowl Rings (2) (New York Giants, Super Bowl XXI & XXV)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Passes Completed (4) (1984, 1985, 1986 & 1988)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passes Attempted (4) (1984, 1985, 1986 & 1988)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yards (4) (1984, 1985, 1986 & 1988)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Touchdowns (6) (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 & 1993)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Rating (5) (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 & 1993)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yard/Game (4) (1984, 1985, 1987, & 1988)
    Top Ten Finishes: Pass Completion Percentage (3) (1987, 1990 & 1993)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 35.  Passing Yards: 33,462
    35.  Passes Attempted: 4,647
    42.  Passes Completed: 2,576
    43.  Passing Touchdowns: 199
    53.  Passing Yard/Game: 204
    83.  Quarterback Rating: 78.5

Should Phil Simms be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 66.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.7%
No opinion. - 1.3%
No way! - 9.7%
Last modified on Wednesday, 08 May 2019 12:26

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0 #9 Mr. Dunwich 2017-06-26 23:31
While it is true that Simms had one of the greatest post-season runs of all-time (1986), the rest of his career is uninspired. While I have never put too much stock in Pro Bowls (too much biased voting), it is still telling that he only went to two of them.
Further, under Parcells the Giants had an incredible defense, maybe not quite legendary overall, but still excellent.
Speaking of that 1986 post-season run, the Giants held the 49'ers to 3 points, the Redskins to 0 points, and the Broncos to 20 points. With defenses as capable as this, any average quarterback can win most of the time.
That is exactly what Simms was; average.

A definite "No" to HoF induction.
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+4 #8 Jamel 2016-08-01 11:44
Quoting mack 3:
simms while a good QB did not play in that 2nd super bowl.He is not hall of fame material.He is also a lousy announcer.why does he always have to say the football instead of just ball.


Yeah, but he led the Giants to an 11-3 record beforehand, practically giftwrapping a playoff berth. Could Hostetler have done that? History says no.
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-4 #7 mack 3 2015-11-29 22:06
simms while a good QB did not play in that 2nd super bowl.He is not hall of fame material.He is also a lousy announcer.wh y does he always have to say the football instead of just ball.
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-6 #6 Urasmus B. Dragon 2015-02-07 20:16
Phil Simms was the greatest quarterback of all time and should definitely be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame!
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-5 #5 DAC 2014-01-28 00:39
Sims was left on the bench for that second SB ring, though he was healthy. Hostetler was the QB who actually played in the game.
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+2 #4 Matt Bird 2013-06-25 01:05
Simms made the Pro Bowl twice, and the second one was marginal. He was never, ever mentioned among the best at his position and any point in his career. A nice quarterback that most teams would have killed to have had, but when the Giants won back then, he wasn't why.
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+6 #3 Bill 2013-02-03 03:40
Simms was having an awesome year, then got hurt. They would not have needed a last second missed FG. They would have crushed both SF and the Bills. The man has Never had a pro bowl wide receiver to throw to, played for a running team and is currently 24 all time passing yardage. He was tough as nails and should definitely have a Hall of fame plaque in Canton.
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-4 #2 rightoffthecliff 2012-11-24 14:15
simms would have been devoured by bills defense. he was a statue with no ability to deal with a pass rush. if he has any chance at the hall of fame it's because he didn't play in super bowl 25. hostetler made plays in that game simms couldn't make in 1000 years. in fact, if phil had played against the niners in nfc champ. game, the giants don't even get to the super bowl.
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+3 #1 Robert 2012-07-14 18:50
Watching SB 25 hurts him a lot. If he'd played and won, he would probably be in already. My respect for Simms is in that he played in that horrible, windy stadium and was pretty accurate anyway.
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