Hall of Famer Joe Montana is known for his time with the 49ers, but there’s one amazing story from right after he left the Bay Area to join the Chiefs.
Every now and then, fans are reminded that football players (even the most legendary ones) are regular people, too.
And the same thing could be said for one of the greatest players of all time, quarterback Joe Montana, whose storybook career with the San Francisco 49ers could, should and has inspired documentaries that are worth watching.
While Montana’s career is primarily known for his playing days with the Niners, his post-Bay Area career with the Kansas City Chiefs is pretty interesting, too.
There are also a few behind-the-scenes details that remind us about how players like Montana are, well… human.
Joe Montana talks about ‘fart story’ in first meeting with Chiefs
Montana’s tenure with San Francisco came to a close in 1993 when he finally departed the 49ers to make way for fellow Hall of Famer Steve Young, and the former’s two-year stint with KC was still pretty notable.
And rather awkward, if we’re being honest.
The quarterback joined FanSided’s Matt Verderame and Patrick Allen from Radio Row in advance of Super Bowl LVII where the Chiefs will square off against the Philadelphia Eagles on Feb. 12, and Allen asked a fairly basic question from the perspective of FanSided’s Arrowhead Addict Podcast on the Chiefs.
One that simply asked about Montana’s time with the late great head coach, Marty Schottenheimer.
Montana’s response to his first meeting with the coach was pretty funny:
"I’m not sure he was ready for me when I got there. We were in our first meeting, and I saw [then-Chiefs offensive coordinator] Paul Hackett who knows me from San Francisco days. All of a sudden, there’s this really bad smell in the locker room. And Paul Hackett, right away, knew I threw a stink bomb in the team meeting and it cleared out the whole thing.Marty went running out of there cussing and swearing at me. I was just getting warmed up."
Gross. But funny. Very funny.
Montana also revealed which team he was pulling for in the Super Bowl, and that answer shouldn’t surprise you.
Yes, Kansas City.
However, the legendary quarterback admitted he might have to give a slight edge to Philadelphia, at least in terms of which squad he thinks will win.
Be sure to check out the full interview in the video above.