Two Super Bowl championships? Simms led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories as an All-Pro quarterback. He also won a championship with the New York Jets in 2009.
Number of Super Bowl wins by a quarterback: Tom Brady (New England Patriots) - 4 Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos) - 4 Bart Starr (Green Bay Packers) - 3 John Elway (Denver Broncos) - 3 Ken O'Brien (Washington Redskins) - 3
Simms is one of only four quarterbacks in NFL history to win the Super Bowl after playing for two different teams. The others are Eli Manning (New York Giants), Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos), and Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers).
He was the MVP of both games he played in, including his first Super Bowl victory in 1990. Simms also has two interceptions in the playoffs and is one of three quarterbacks with at least two playoff victories against San Francisco (the other ones being Jim Plunkett and Terry Bradshaw).
After leaving the Giants following the 1992 season, Simms went on to play for the Jets from 1993 to 1995 before finishing his career with the Atlanta Falcons from 1996 to 1997.
Phil Simms was voted Super Bowl XXI's Most Valuable Player (MVP) after leading the Giants to a 39-20 victory over the Denver Broncos and setting the record for the greatest completion percentage in a Super Bowl, completing 22 of 25 passes (88 percent), a mark that currently stands.
The XXI Super Bowl Simms had one of the best performances in Super Bowl history in the greatest game of his life. He completed 22 of 25 passes for 268 yards (two of his three incompletions were dropped by receivers), setting Super Bowl records for consecutive completions (ten), accuracy (88 percent), and passer rating (150.9). The San Francisco 49ers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-27.
Simms played college football at Southern California, where he was a four-year starter at quarterback. The Los Angeles Chargers selected him with the ninth pick of the 1989 NFL Draft. He spent seven seasons with the Chargers, including five as the starting quarterback. In 1992, he led the league in passing yardage (4,057) and touchdowns (34). He also won the Associated Press Award for Most Valuable Player that season. On January 13, 1999, Simms signed with the New York Giants as a free agent. He started all 16 games for the Giants in 1999 and threw for 2,538 yards with 14 touchdowns vs. eight interceptions. Simms ended his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons in 2004. After retiring from playing, he became the color analyst for USC football broadcasts on ESPN Radio and the ESPN Networks.
On September 6, 2012, Simms returned to action when the Giants hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He made his first start since 1999 when Kerry Collins suffered a shoulder injury. He finished the 24-17 victory over the Bucs with two touchdown passes and a 105.8 passer rating.
Year as a rookie Simms won his first five games as a rookie in 1979, going 6-4, throwing for 1,743 yards and 13 touchdowns, and was chosen to the NFL All-Rookie Team. He finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting, trailing future teammate Ottis Anderson. The following season, 1980, Simms went 14-1 as a starter, leading the New York Jets to their first Super Bowl appearance. He threw for 3,142 yards and 26 touchdowns and completed 62 percent of his passes.
Simms continued to improve as a quarterback, and in 1983 he led the Jets to their first AFC Championship Game. That year, he passed for 4,057 yards and 33 touchdowns and earned MVP honors after leading them to the top seed in the AFC with a 12-4 record. In the 1984 Super Bowl against San Francisco, he threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns but the Jets lost 34-31.
In 1985, Simms started 11 games for an injured Anderson and helped lead the Jets to their first AFC East title. He finished the season with 3,451 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, and a 75.3 completion percentage. Anderson returned from injury in 1986, but Simms started only nine games that year due to a shoulder injury. He finished the season with 2,699 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, and a 63.9 completion percentage.
1979 Phil Simms and the New York Giants Dates joined. Before joining the Giants, Simms played three seasons at Southern Cal where he was a teammate of Larry Bird's. In 1977, Simms led USC to its first national title in baseball history. That same year, he also helped the Trojans win the College World Series.
Simms finished his college career with 160 wins, which is the most by any pitcher in NCAA history. He went on to have a very successful NFL career, playing for the New York Giants from 1979-1990. During that time, Simms won two Super Bowl rings with the Giants. He also earned All-Pro honors five times.
After his football career ended, Simms stayed in New York where he became the color commentator for CBS Sports' coverage of NFL games. He continues to work for CBS today.
He is considered one of the best quarterback coaches in the NFL and has worked with some of the biggest names in football including Tom Brady, Brett Favre, and Aaron Rodgers.
Simms is also well known for being the player who replaced injured star quarterback Ron Jaworski during an exhibition game in 1987.
What, two Super Bowls? ESPN Classic: With the Giants, Parcells won two Super Bowls. He also won one with the Jets in 2010.
He was fired by the Giants after the 2008 season. Then he went back to coaching college football at Westchester County Community College near New York City. He was 67 years old.
Parcells is one of only three coaches to win Super Bowls with different teams (the other two are Joe Paterno and Tom Landry). He is also one of only four coaches to take part in a game as a player and a coach (the others are Paterno, Landry, and George Allen).
In addition to his work with the Giants and Jets, Parcells also has NFL coaching records for most seasons leading a team to the playoffs (9) and most playoff wins (8).
He started out as an assistant coach for Penn State under Paterno before moving on to become the head man himself. In 1995, Parcells took over for Paterno as the Giants' coach and led them to their first Super Bowl victory over Green Bay.