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57. Phil Simms

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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! - 67.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.6%
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! - 67.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.6%
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