He was named to the Pro Bowl on four occasions, in 1962, 1963, 1965, and in 1972, when he led the NFL in completion percentage and was second in passer rating. His career ended after the 1976 season.
Snead was the 27th and then later the 29th head football coach for the The Apprentice School Builders located in Newport News, Virginia, and he held that position for ten seasons, from 1977 until 1984 and then returning from 1988 until 1989. His coaching record at Apprentice was 46 wins, 41 losses, and 2 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him first at Apprentice in total wins and sixth at Apprentice in winning percentage (.517).