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CBS NFL Analyst on "NFL Today"
Super Bowl MVP
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Phil Simms joined CBS Sports in 1998 and currently serves as a studio analyst on The NFL Today and contributor on NFL Monday QB on CBS Sports Network.
For 19 seasons, Simms served as the lead NFL game analyst for CBS’s NFL coverage and three seasons calling Thursday Night Football.
He has called eight Super Bowls; six for CBS including SB 50 (2016), SB XLVII (2013), SB XLIV (2010) and SB XLI (2007), SB XXXVIII (2004) and SB XXXV (2001) and two for NBC including Super Bowl XXX (1996) and Super Bowl XXXIII (1999).
Simms has been a mainstay on Showtime's Inside The NFL since 2008 and during the NFL season has a weekly spot as co-host of SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio program Simms and the Mad Dog.
In 2022, Simms was named the recipient of the Davey O’ Brien Legends Award, recognizing a college or professional quarterback who has made a significant contribution to the game of football, distinguished himself as an extraordinary leader and demonstrated exemplary conduct both on and off the football field.
Simms spent 15 years as a quarterback for the New York Giants, winning two Super Bowl titles (1987, 1991). He was named Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl XXI (1987) when he completed 22 of 25 passes in defeating the Denver Broncos for Big Blue’s first Super Bowl win. In addition, Simms is second in Big Blue history for most passes completed and attempted for one game, one season and throughout his career; most touchdown passes throughout his career; and most 300 yard games throughout his career. Simms completed his career with a .598 win percentage (95-64), the highest for any Giants quarterback with over 50 games played.
The Kentucky-native was the Giants first selection in the 1979 NFL Draft out of Morehead State University. Simms would go on to be selected to participate in NFL Pro Bowl games in 1993 and before that in 1985, when he was named MVP of the contest.
Simms introduced the “Phil Simms All-Iron Team,” honoring NFL players and coaches, which first aired on a Christmas Day broadcast on CBS in 1999. The "All-Iron Team" special aired on broadcasts on Super Bowl XLI Sunday (2007), Super Bowl XLIV Sunday (2010), Super Bowl XLVII Sunday (2013) and Super Bowl 50 Sunday (2016).
Prior to joining CBS Sports, Simms served as a game analyst on NBC’s top NFL broadcast team along with Dick Enberg and Paul Maguire from 1995-1998 (which included two Super Bowls). Away from the gridiron, he has also announced weightlifting events for NBC Sports coverage of the 1996 Olympic Summer Games and served as sideline reporter on “The NBA in NBC”. Simms also worked on the “NFL Quarterback Challenge” and “Run To Daylight” while at NBC.
In addition to his work in the broadcast booth, the Franklin Lakes, NJ resident authored the New York Times bestselling “Sunday Morning Quarterback: Going Deep on the Strategies, Myths and Mayhem of Football”. Utilizing his rich football IQ, Simms has become a quarterback skills expert to which he teaches and provides evaluations of high school, college and professional quarterbacks to top NFL personnel directors.
Simms currently serves as a spokesperson for FanDuel, Bigelow Tea, GEICO, Collectors Showcase of America (CSA), Investors Bank Hackensack University Medical Center and ProRelief. He also served as the color analyst voice for the widely popular EA Sports video game Madden NFL 13, 14, 15 and 16 as well as a spokesperson for brands including Investors Bank, Century 21 and Fanatics
Simms is a co-owner and contributor to The Experts Network (TXN), an interactive digital sports network consisting of sports analysis along with Cris Collinsworth, Boomer Esiason, Howie Long, Nick Faldo and Cal Ripken, Jr. Launched in April 2011, the TXN specializes in the development of digital and original programming, repurposed content and high-end special events. The interactive platform formulates strategic distribution partnerships with online sports networks and serves as the online “destination” sports property.
Simms and wife Diana reside in Franklin Lakes, NJ and have three children, Chris, Matt and Deirdre, as well as five grandchildren. Chris Simms played quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos and now serves as one of the leading football analysts in the industry. Matt Simms played quarterback for the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons.