Greatest 49ers drafted all-time Round No. 3: QB Joe Montana
Joe Montana is arguably one of the best to ever play the game. He was a perfect 4-0 on the largest stage in football and was been named MVP on that stage three times.
He was selected to eight Pro Bowls, has been named All-Pro three times, and had over 40,000 career passing yards.
If not for a gruesome injury sustained in his third consecutive title game appearance, “Joe Cool” may have had more championships than anyone in history.
In fact, prior to his injury against the New York Giants, his ceiling seemed to have no end.
Montana is no doubt one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever put on pads. It’s not easy to stand out as the best player on the field when you’re surrounded by All-Pros and fellow Hall of Famers, but that’s exactly what he did week after week.
He was an undeniable leader, an uncontested champion and the ringleader of the “Team of the 80s.”
He had many nicknames, but none of them did him justice. Except for one that is, and in most places it’s uncontested.
Just don’t argue the fact with anyone from the state of Massachusetts.
Honorable Mentions: Frank Gore, Terrell Owens, Tom Rathman, John Taylor