Phil Simms Wiki: Married Life, Wife, Children, Salary, Net Worth

By Sujata Limbu | Updated On: 16 Dec, 2019
Phil Simms Wiki: Married Life, Wife, Children, Salary, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth November 05, 1955
Age 65 Years 5 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Football Quarterback
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Diana Simms
Divorced Not Yet
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $16 Million
Salary $3 Million
Ethnicity White
Children/Kids Chris Simms, Matt Simms(Sons), Deirdre Phil Simms(Daughter)
Height 6 feet 3 Inches (1.9 Meters)
Education Morehead State University, El Camino College, Southern High School
Parents William L. Simms(Father), Barbara Simms(Mother)

Phil Simms is a notable name in the football world as well as on the TV screen—he is a professional football player-turned-presenter.

He is a former Pro-Bowl quarterback for the New York Giants. Being the first selection of the Giants' in the 1979 NFL Draft, he didn't disappoint the Giants' and led the New York Giants to victory in Super Bowls XXI and XXV. 

Now, he is a television sportscaster for the CBS network. Besides that, he has also appeared in acclaimed TV series like How I Met Your Mother, Criminals Minds, and NFL GameDay.

Phil Simms Wiki: His Family

Phil Simms was born on 3 November 1954 in Springfield, KY, as Philip Martin Simms. He is the son of William Simms and Barbara Simms.

Phil graduated from Morehead State University in 1979, the same year he got selected in the New York Giants. 

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New York Giants had selected Phil as the first quarterback in 1979. He served the team incredibly for the whole 14-year of his career and led the team to a 39-20 victory in Super Bowl XXI, giving New York Giants their first Super Bowl title. His outstanding performances further led him to get selected for the 1985 and 1993 Pro Bowls. What more? He was named the Bowl MVP  in 1985 and All-Pro in 1986. 

Despite his budding sports career, Phil got retired as a player in 1993 and started broadcasting in 1995. He joined NBC, ESPN, and CBS as a game analyst. 

Married Life- Wife

Phil is married to Diana Simms, and they share a beautiful bonding alongside their three adult children: Christopher, Matthew, and daughter Deirdre.

He and his wife got married on 23 February 1980.

Children Details

Out of his three children, Phil's two sons, Christopher and Matthew, are football players like their dad. The TampaBay Buccaneers had drafted Chris in the third round. Also, Chris has remained a team with the Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos. As of now, he is also enrolled as a sports analyst for CBS and Bleacher Report like his father.

Likewise, Matthew has played for the New York Jets in its first two seasons. 

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On the other hand, Phil and his wife's only daughter, Deirdre, also couldn't stay away from football. Deirdre fell in love with the two times UFL championships winner Brian Toal and married him in August 2014. Brian was a star linebacker at Boston College and the 2003 player of the year chosen by the state. The Jets signed Brian in January 2011; however, got released before the next season started.

Phil Samms dancing with his daughter Deirdre Samms at her wedding. (Photo:

 As of now, Phil and the family reside in Franklin Lakes, N.J cherishing their successful career life and happy personal life.

How Much Is Phil's Net Worth?

The former footballer and a commentator, Phil Simms, is estimated to have a net worth of about $16 million. He has garnered all his net worth from his football career, which he started since 1979 and as an actor and broadcaster since he quit football in 1993.

His salary as a sportscaster in December 2005 was estimated to be $3,500,000, according to

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In addition to his net worth, Phil is set to buy the Giants' new quarterback. On the other hand, he is also selling his New Jersey home on nearly 20 acres of land in Franklin Lakes. As stated by multiple reports and, the house is listed for $5.3 million. Before, it was up for sale at $8.25 million in 2017, but it couldn't be sold.