Phil Simms, Former Footballer, CBS, and Injuries

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Phil Simms, Former Footballer, CBS, and Injuries

Phil Simms is a former American quarterback and has played football for 14 years with New York Giants in NFL (National Football League). Currently, he is working as a TV sportscaster for CBS Network. Simms is the father current college football analyst Chris Simms and NFL quarterback Matt Simms.

Phil Simms Phil Simms The estimation of his net worth mostly comes from his football career. He received around $3,800,000 for his 5-year deal with New York Giants. Besides, he also appeared in several television show and movies. Phil also earns money by commentary from several television sports events including Olympic.

Apart from that, he received more money from multiple advertising deals and magazine cover shoots. In 2017, he sold his Jersey mansion and made an asset of worth $8.5 million. Phil and his wife paid $1,550,000 for it in 1999.

The home is approximate 19.3 acres with private lake and guest house. The mansion has seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a grand staircase hugs the high-ceilinged entryway, and there are multiple spacious living and dining areas.

62 years old, Phil Simms told Pagesix, “I’ve had really nice cars in the past, but I just do not want nice cars anymore. I’m over it”. He added, “the 2005 Cadillac Escalade hasn’t been running very well lately .?.?.

But I’m gonna hold it down as long as I can”. Now, he is thinking to take a new car, and he wants a bargain. Even they know him when he walked into the dealership and can’t charge him more money whatever the price of the car is?


From his college time, Phil has shown his great devotion towards football, participated in the sports program and performed from his college football team.

During his college, he was coached and trained by Bryan Evans. While he was at Morehead State University; he completed for 92 of 173 passes. Phil had six touchdown passes, 11 interceptions and completed 1,229 yards. Simms kept on working hard and improving in his every game, and finally, his hard work paid off, and New York Giants signed him in 1979.

Phil outstanding performances as a beginner earned him a place in “NFL All-Rookie Team”. In 1980 season he finished with 15 touchdowns and 19 interceptions while completing a subpar 48.0% of his passes for 2,321 yards.

Next four years, Phil career went down and faced several injuries which restricted him to play. In 1987 the Giants met the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI. It was the biggest game of his life, and his performance was one of the finest in the history of Super Bowl.

The Giants defeated the Denver Broncos 39-20 and Simms was titled, MVP of Super Bowl XXI. He is credited for being the first and said: “I’m going to Disney World!”. In the NFL season of the year, Phil performed well and finished with the second highest quarterback rating in the NFC.

After the NFL season, in 1993, Simms underwent shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. The surgery was successful, and team doctor Russell F. Warren’s prognosis for recovery was excellent. After the rescue, he was ready for the training, but the Giants released Simms.

Subsequently, Phil decided to retire. While his released, co-owner Wellington Mara called it “a day of overwhelming sadness”. In 1995, Simms played for Browns but eventually, he decided to stay retired. After the retirement as a player in 1994, Phil Simms made his career as a successful sportscaster.

He joined ESPN and then went to join NBC’s Less Broadcaster Crew along with Dick Enberg and Paul Maguire on the coverage of Super Bowl XXX and Super Bowl XXXII. In 1996 Summer Olympics, Simms served as a sideline reporter on the NBA on NBC Sports.

In 1998, he joined CBS as CBS’s lead broadcaster team, teaming first with Greg Gumbel and later with Jim Nantz. Phil hosted Inside the NFL on HBO channel with James Brown and Cris Collinsworth. In 2007, Simms appeared on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns and also appeared on The Price Is Right with Nantz to present a Super Bowl XLIV showcase.

In the same year, he appeared on the TV series “How I Met Your Mother” on the episode of “Rabbit or Duck”. Phil Simms has also been a commentator for CBS and NFL Network broadcasts of Thursday Night Football on 2015-16 NFL season.

Later he was replaced by Tony Romo for the 2017-18 NFL season, and he moved to Th NFL Today for that season. In 2005, Simms also appeared on police procedural crime TV series by Jeff Davis broadcasted on the CBS and made his appearances on documentary series ‘A Football Life’ aired on NFL Network.

Phil Simms acted on the “Just a Regular Irregular” episode of the CBS TV series Elementary as a character named “Phillip”.

Phil Simms Wife and Children

Former American football quarterback, Phil Simms is a married man.

Phil married Diana. The couple has three children: Chris, Deirdre, and Matthew. Phil Simms Family Phil Simms Family Out of three, his two children ham made their career in NFL followings the footsteps of their father. His eldest son, Chris has played college ball at Texas and was drafted in the third round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003.

Chris also spent some time with the Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos and finished his career with 16 starts and a 12 to 18 TD to INT ratio. Chris also worked as an analyst for both CBS and Bleacher Report. Matt played with the New York Jets his first two seasons.

In the year of 2015, he spent his time on the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad. His daughter, Deirdre married Brian Toal in August 2004. Brian is a star linebacker at Boston College who won two championships in The UFL and was signed by the Jets.


Phillip Martin Simms was born on November 3, 1954, in Springfield, Kentucky. His father was a farmer. He attended St. Dominic’s Elementary School. While he was in elementary school, his family moved to Louisville and went to St.

Rita Catholic Grade School. Then Simms attended Sothern High School in Louisville where he was the quarterback of the Trojans and graduated in 1974. Later he went to attend Division II Morehead State of the Ohio Valley Conference where he joined the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Social Profile

Phil Simms is a prominent figure of National Football League. He grew up with a passion towards football which became the influence to earn his professional career as a footballer. Simms is active on social platforms including Twitter.

He has more than 25.9 k followers in Twitter.

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