Winning in the NFL and Winning in Life
For over three decades, the name Phil Simms and Super Bowl have remained synonymous with each other. After completing a 15-year veteran NFL career with the New York Giants highlighted by winning the Super Bowl XXI MVP, Simms now serves as an analyst for CBS Television Network’s NFL coverage on The NFL Today, contributor on Showtime's Inside The NFL, and contributor on CBS Sports Network’s NFL Monday QB.
From 1998 until 2016, Simms served as the lead NFL analyst for CBS’s NFL coverage on the lead NFL broadcast team. Simms has called six Super Bowl including Super Bowl 50 (2016), Super Bowl XLVII (2013), Super Bowl XLIV (2010) and Super Bowl XLI (2007), Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004) and Super Bowl XXXV (2001) for CBS.
Since 2008, Simms has served as a contributor for Inside The NFL on Showtime. In addition, Simms has teamed up with Steve Beuerlein and Rich Gannon to co-host NFL Monday QB on the CBS Sports Network since 2012. In 2017, Simms joined SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio as a co-host of the program Simms and the Mad Dog as well as an NFL analyst throughout the season.
Simms introduced the “Phil Simms All-Iron Team,” which honored NFL players and coaches, which first aired in a Christmas Day broadcast on CBS in 1999. The "All-Iron Team" special aired on Super Bowl XLI Sunday in February 2007, Super Bowl XLIV Sunday in February 2010, Super Bowl XLVII Sunday in February 2013 and Super Bowl 50 Sunday in February 2016.
Prior to joining CBS Sports, Simms served as a game analyst on NBC’s top broadcast team along with Dick Enberg and Paul Maguire from 1995-1998. While at NBC, Simms was behind the microphone for Super Bowl XXX (1996) and Super Bowl XXXIII (1999). 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. As a result of his football IQ, Simms has become a Quarterback Skills Expert to which he provides evaluations to top NFL personnel directors.
Simms is also 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 currently serves as a spokesperson for Bigelow Tea, Investors Bank and Hackensack University Medical Center. He also served as the color analyst voice for the widely popular video game EA Sports Madden NFL 13, 25, 15 and 16.
During a stellar playing career, Simms won two Super Bowl titles with the New York Giants (1987, 1991) and 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. He currently holds the team mark for most passes completed and attempted for one game (40 completed, 62 attempted). He remains second in franchise history for passes completed and attempted in a season (286, 533) and career (2,576, 4,647). In addition, he is second in Big Blue history for most career touchdown passes (199) and most 300-yard games in a career (21).
The Kentucky native was the Giants first selection in the 1979 NFL Draft out of Morehead State College. 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.
Phil and his wife, Diana, have three children, Christopher (former NFL quarterback and current broadcaster), Matthew (Atlanta Falcons) and Deirdre, and has three grandchildren.