Five interesting Joe Montana nuggets to know on the 49ers legend's 66th birthday

Jun 12, 2022 263

BY: Bryan DeArdo

There was little debate about who the greatest quarterback in NFL history was on Jan. 28, 1990, shortly after Joe Montana and the 49ers made mincemeat of the Broncos' defense in Super Bowl XXIV. The blowout victory gave San Francisco its fourth Super Bowl win since 1981. The win also gave Montana a record third Super Bowl MVP award, as the man known as "Joe Cool" joined Terry Bradshaw as the only quarterbacks to flaunt a 4-0 record as a starting Super Bowl quarterback. 

Three decades after winning his final Super Bowl, Montana was back at the big game, as he was celebrated as one of the NFL's 100 greatest players during a pregame ceremony. And while other great quarterbacks have come and gone since he threw his last NFL pass over a quarter-century ago, Montana remains in the conversation as one of the greatest quarterbacks in league history. 

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