CBS NFL Lead Analyst, Super Bowl MVP, Co-Host on Showtimes “Inside the NFL”
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 the lead analyst for CBS Television Network’s NFL coverage.
The duo of Simms and Jim Nantz have over ten seasons as CBS’s lead NFL broadcast team and have together called multiple Super Bowls. Previously, Simms teamed up with Greg Gumbel on CBS and the pair called Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004) and Super Bowl XXXV (2001). Along with their Sunday afternoon duties, Simms and Nantz will continue calling “Thursday Night Football” for CBS. Since 2008, Simms has co-hosted “Inside The NFL” on Showtime. In addition, Simms currently teams up with Steve Beuerlein and Rich Gannon to co-host “NFL Monday QB” on the CBS Sports Network.
The “Phil Simms All-Iron Team”, which honors NFL players and coaches, was first aired on a Christmas Day broadcast on CBS in 1999 and has aired several times since.
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.
Simms currently serves as a spokesperson for Bigelow Tea and Hackensack University Medical Center. He is also the color analyst voice for the widely popular video game EA Sports Madden NFL 13.
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 (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Matthew (New York Jets) and Deirdre, and two grandchildren, Charlotte and Phillip.