Namath and the Jets followed through on the guarantee, defeating the Colts 16-7. Namath won Super Bowl MVP, cementing his legacy. He would be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.RANK: 9 LOCATION: Orange Bowl | Miami, Fla. DATE: 1/12/1969 CATEGORY: NFL
Three days before Super Bowl III, “Broadway Joe” Namath told reporters that he guaranteed a Jets victory over the heavily-favored Colts. Jets coach Weeb Ewbank first heard of it the next day when the guarantee was front-page news.