Photo: Blake Sims tries on Joe Namath's fur coat
College football fans got to watch Alabama and New York Jets legend Joe Namath don a fur coat alongside Lee Corso on ESPN’s College GameDay before the Iron Bowl on Saturday. Current Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims apparently saw Joe Willie decked out in his finest and wanted in on the action.
Yes, that’s Sims wearing a massive fur coat in the Alabama football facility in a photo posted to the quarterback’s Instagram account.
While Sims hasn’t guaranteed victory for the Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship against Missouri like Namath did for the Jets before Super Bowl III, he is in the midst of the best quarterback season of the Nick Saban era. Sims has poste 2,988 yards, a 63.1 percent completion rate, 24 touchdowns and 7 interceptions while leading Alabama to an 11-1 record. Sims bounced back from three interceptions to lead Alabama on a second half comeback in the Iron Bowl, finishing with 312 yards and 4 TD in the thrilling 55-44 win.