Lead Analyst, NFL on CBS
Phil Simms, Super Bowl XXI MVP and a 15-year NFL veteran, joined CBS Sports in January, 1998 as lead analyst for coverage of the NFL on CBS. He was first paired with Greg Gumbel and now Jim Nantz as the network’s lead NFL announce team. Simms had served as a game analyst on NBC’s top broadcast team, along with Dick Enberg and Paul Maguire, since 1995. He also called Super Bowl XXX. In addition, he announced weight lifting events for NBC Sports’ coverage of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He also has served as a sideline reporter on the NBA on NBC and has worked on the NFL Quarterback Challenge and Run to Daylight. Simms also served as a studio analyst for ESPN.
Simms, a former All-Pro quarterback, led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl titles. He completed 22 of 25 passes in Super Bowl XXI, defeating the Denver Broncos 39-20, and giving the Giants their first Super Bowl title. He established team marks for most passes completed and attempted for one game (40 completed, 62 attempted), season (286, 533) and career (2576, 4647); career touchdown passes (199), and most 300-yard games in a career (21). Simms was the Giants’ first selection in the 1979 NFL Draft, was selected to the 1985 and 1993 Pro Bowls and was the 1985 Pro Bowl MVP. He was named All-Pro in 1986. Simms was graduated from Morehead State University in 1979. He and his family live in New Jersey.