Look: PETA Has Request For Legendary NFL Quarterback

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Earlier this week, New York Jets legend "Broadway Joe" Namath put his iconic 1970s mink coat up for auction.

The highest bid for a fur coat is currently just under $10,000.

"Here's presenting one of Namath's personal mink coats we've encountered firsthand,

Which originated from his lawyer James C. Walsh. An exotic tiger striped mink, with its initials "JWN" embroidered into the interior,

While the tag "Fur Couture Beverly Hills" is in the inner chest. In addition, the offering includes a 1969 signed issue of Esquire magazine,

and a signed white panel Wilson football," the product description reads.

While this coat clearly holds significant value to some NFL fans, not everyone is happy with Namath's decision to auction off the item.

PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -

Namath on Wednesday asking him to donate the coat instead of trying to "squeeze a few more dollars."

“Although nothing can bring back a mink that has been killed for the coat of Namath, it can still give some much-needed warmth to those who are in dire need of it,”

PETA senior vice president Lisa Lang said in a statement, according to Fox News.

"PETA is encouraging the NFL legend to score touchdowns for kindness by donating the remains of these minks, rather than trying to squeeze a few more dollars out of them."

The Namath camp has yet to issue a public response.