Greatest 49ers of all time: No. 2 – Joe Montana
Career Stats with 49ers: 35,124 passing yards, 244 passing touchdowns, 123 interceptions, 63.7 completion percentage, 93.5 passer rating, 414 carries, 1,595 rushing yards, 20 rushing touchdowns
Let’s be honest–there’s no way around calling Joe Montana one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He’s got four Super Bowl rings, numerous nicknames, seven Pro Bowls, three first-team All-Pro honors two NFL MVP awards, and three Super Bowl MVP awards. The list goes on and on.
That’s why number two on this list (ahead of Young) seems like a great spot for Montana. I don’t think many 49ers fans would argue his positioning.
Montana was everything you’d want in a quarterback. He had the elite arm talent, enough athleticism to move in the pocket, terrific football IQ and the leadership to get his team over the hump time and time again. All of those abilities helped pave the way for his Hall of Fame induction in 2000.
While Tom Brady would give him a run for his money, Montana could easily stake a claim as the top signal-caller in NFL history. It depends on who you’re asking, but I’m sure more than a few folks would designate him as the GOAT.