Happy birthday Joe Montana!
Joe who? Many pundits consider Joe Montana the greatest quarterback of All-Time. The argument isn’t based on stats, after all. In 2011 ten quarterbacks threw for over 4,000 yards, including rookie Cam Newton. Do you know how many seasons Joe Montana threw for over 4,000 yards in his career? Zero. Zilch. Nil. Drew Brees is working on six straight years of 4,000+, with two of them over 5,000. Think the game has changed a little? But Montana has a collection of things that are much harder to match: four Super Bowl rings.
NFL Films celebrates his 56th birthday with a look back a a game that paved the way to Montana’s first Super Bowl ring, the 1981 NFC Championship game, as originally presented on “America’s Game: The 1981 49ers”: