Aug. 1, 1972 Joe Namath signed a two year contract worth $500,000 with the New York Jets.
New York Jets football star Joe Namath smokes a cigar, while taking a riding lesson during a break in the shooting of a new film, “The last Rebel”, on June 25, 1970. Namath is playing the leading male role in the movie and has taken lessons in riding and pistol shooting during the past week. American actress Vittoria George plays the starring female part. (AP Photo)