Joe Namath Thinks Derek Jeter Is An 'Angel' Just Like Most Fans In New York (PHOTO)

03/03/2014 03:41 pm ET | Updated Mar 03, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Broadway Joe was filled with praise for Mr. November.

Joe Namath says Yankees captain Derek Jeter is an "angel" for his life on and off the field.

The quarterback was at New York's spring training game Monday against the Washington Nationals to threw the ceremonial first pitch. Wearing a Yankees No. 12 uniform, Namath took out the starting lineup before the game to the umpires.

Namath says "the scrutiny that he's had over the years, and I can't imagine how the guy could be an angel like this over the years. He's to be respected for every phase of his life it seems."

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