The New York Jets are down 20-16. With just 24 ticks remaining on the clock, Joe Namath drops back to pass. Naturally, he first eyes Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Maynard, the man whose numbers might represent the greatest production of any Jet all time.
Nothing doing. Needing a touchdown to win the content, the defense put one of the two-deep safeties on top of Maynard. He’s doubled in the end zone.
Knowing the defense, Namath realizes the middle is his best bet—where the fearless roam and earn every penny.