Phil Simms is a former American football quarterback who spent his entire 14-year professional career playing for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He is currently a television sportscaster for the CBS network. After playing college football at Morehead State University, Simms was drafted in the first round by the New York Giants of the NFL with the number seven selection overall in the 1979 NFL Draft. Simms was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Super Bowl XXI, after he led the Giants to a 39–20 victory over the Denver Broncos and set the record for highest completion percentage in a Super Bowl, completing 22 of 25 passes (88%). He also was named to the Pro Bowl for his performances in the 1985 and 1993 seasons.
He finished his career with 33,462 passing yards and has since gone on to be a career broadcaster of NFL games — first as an analyst for ESPN, then as a in-game color commentator with NBC, and currently with CBS.
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. As a result of his football IQ, Simms has become a Quarterback Skills Expert to which he provides evaluations to top NFL personnel directors.