Phil Simms is a top football analyst and a part of CBS’s lead broadcast team for the Network’s coverage of the NFL. He and veteran broadcaster Jim Nantz are paired together on CBS’s top football analyst tandem. Simms, previously teamed with Greg Gumbel for six seasons (1998-2003), called Super Bowl XXXV in 2001, Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 and Super Bowl XLI in 2007 on the CBS Television Network. This season, Simms once again serves as a host of INSIDE THE NFL on Showtime alongside James Brown and Cris Collinsworth.
In 1999, Simms introduced the “Phil Simms All-Iron Team” which honors top NFL players and coaches. In 2002, Simms co-hosted the Miss Universe Pageant on CBS, becoming the first athlete ever to do so. He is the author of The New York Times Best Seller, Sunday Morning Quarterback: Going Deep on the Strategies, Myths and Mayhem of Football (2004). Simms also assists in the education of children through youth charities and sports camps.
Prior to joining CBS Sports, Simms served as a game analyst on NBC’s top broadcast team, along with Dick Enberg and Paul Maguire (1995-1998). During his stint at NBC, Simms called Super Bowl XXX and Super Bowl XXXII, announced weightlifting events for NBC Sports’ coverage of the 1996 Olympic Summer Games, served as a sideline reporter on “The NBA on NBC” and worked on the “NFL Quarterback Challenge” and “Run to Daylight.” He also served as a studio analyst for ESPN. Simms football IQ has helped him become a Quarterback Skills Expert; providing evaluations to top NFL personnel directors.
Simms is considered one of the top quarterbacks of all time. As an All-Pro Quarterback, Simms led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl titles (XXI and XXV). In Super Bowl XXI, he completed 22 of 25 passes, for 268 yards, defeating the Denver Broncos, 39-20. He set Super Bowl records with consecutive completions (10), accuracy (88%) and passer rating (150.9). Simms was rewarded with the Super Bowl MVP award and gave the Giants franchise their first Super Bowl title.
Simms established team marks for most passes completed and attempted for one game (40 completed, 62 attempted), season (286, 533) and career (2,576, 4,647), most career touchdown passes (199) and most 300-yard games in a career (21). Simms spent his entire 15-year career as the quarterback of the New York Giants, where he was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1985 and 1993. After throwing three touchdowns’ in the 1985 Pro Bowl, Simms was selected as the Pro Bowl MVP for his performance.
Simms was drafted by the New York Giants with the 7th pick of the 1979 NFL Draft out of Morehead State University. Simms made an impact early as his productive rookie resume was rewarded with a selection to the NFL All Rookie Team.
Simms and his wife, Diana, currently live in Franklin Lakes, N.J. They have three children, Chris, who is a quarterback for the Tennessee Titans, Matthew, who is a quarterback at the University of Tennessee, and Deirdre.