Jim Hart is a former American football quarterback who played in the NFL from 1966 to 1984. He was born on April 29, 1944, in Evanston, Illinois, and played college football at Southern Illinois University. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 124th overall pick in the 1966 NFL Draft and played for the team from 1966 to 1983. He also played for the Washington Redskins in 1984.
Hart is best known for his time with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he established himself as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. He was a four-time Pro Bowler and holds several franchise records for the Cardinals, including most career passing yards and touchdowns. He is widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in Cardinals history and is a beloved figure in the St. Louis sports community.