Tom Brady and Joe Montana: Superbowl Legends
The National Football League (NFL) has had its fair share of great players in its nearly century long existence. This has led to many scenarios where past players from bygone eras are compared to players of the current era. Fantasy matchups have filled many message boards and websites because a lot of people feel the need to compare different players of different eras. One of the most popular fantasy matchups is one pitting Tom Brady and Joe Montana – two of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
Joseph Clifford “Joe” Montana, Jr. is San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs star who had a storied 15 year career. Joe was someone with the “clutch” gene – able to turn it up when the lights shone the brightest and does not buckle down under pressure. He has always been calm under pressure and has led his teams to historic comebacks in regular season and playoff games. The most memorable of which was in Super Bowl XXIII where Joe Montana’s pass to John Taylor sealed the game with less than a minute remaining.
For his career, Joe was extremely popular as evidenced by his eight (8) Pro Bowl selections. He was also an excellent leader as shown by his three (3) Superbowl Most Valuable Player awards and two (2) NFL Most Valuable Player awards and by leading his teams to a 100% winning percentage in the Superbowl by winning four of four. His abilities as a quarterback are evidence by an NFL Offensive Player of the Year award and two (2) NFL Passing Touchdowns Leader awards.
New Dynasty: New England Patriots
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr. is one of the most successful quarterbacks in the game and is one of the most polarizing athletes of all time. People in Massachusetts love him while those outside are quite indifferent. Many people have become Tom Brady haters due to him being the man who has everything – four (4) Superbowl victories, a Brazilian supermodel wife in Gisele Bündchen and a net worth of $160 million. Many have also judged him because of the deflate gate scandal.
For his career, Tom has eleven (11) Pro Bowl selections which is a testament to him being a household name. He has been to the grandest stage of them all six (6) times and won four (4) winning three (3) Superbowl Most Valuable Player awards and two (2) NFL Most Valuable Player awards. His abilities as a quarterback are evidenced by two (2) NFL Offensive Player of the Year awards and two (2) NFL Passing Yards Leader awards.