2022-11-25 12:29:28

Where have the Jets and Bears' prolific passers been?

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By Rich Cimini

Joe Namath was on fire that day, just like he was for the entire 1967 season. The New York Jets legend passed for 343 yards and four touchdowns to beat the San Diego Chargers in the final game, 42-31 -- and he didn't throw a single pass in the fourth quarter. After his fourth touchdown toss, Namath's counterpart effectively surrendered.

We're on the sideline and I look across the field and John Hadl was over there waving a white towel, Namath recalled for ESPN, laughing at the memory.

Namath finished the season with 4,007 passing yards -- a record for the AFL and NFL, although he didn't learn of the milestone until he was informed well after the game by the public relations staff. Nowadays, it would've been announced during the game, and he would've seen the alert on his phone upon returning to the locker room.

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