Matthews: Joe Namath deserves to be recognized at Super Bowl LIII 50 years after Jets forever changed the NFL

“It’s hard to overstate the importance of that game,’’ said Namath, who was named the Super Bowl MVP although by rights, the honor probably should have gone to his teammate, Matt Snell. “If we hadn’t have won, I think the leagues still would have merged, but the marriage wouldn’t have been as good. It would have been kind of like a shotgun marriage, something nobody wants but something we had to do.’’

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