Joe Montana is a retired professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He held the quarterback position for the San Francisco 49ers for 14 seasons before playing staying with the Kansas City Chiefs for a year. Montana is regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time.
Born on June 11, 1956 in Pennsylvania, his career in NFL started in 1979 when he got selected by the San Francisco 49ers team. Joe Cool, Comeback Joe and Golden Joe are few of his names given to him by his teammates and friends. Calm and cool under intense pressure, Montana is a four-time Super Bowl Champion, three-time Super Bowl MVP, eight-time Pro Bowler, and two-time NFL MVP.
Having made his debut in 1979 for the San Francisco 49ers, he last played for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1994. In 1993 and 1994, he spent his final two years in the NFL with the team of Kansas City Chiefs team. At six feet two inches tall, Joe Cool was noted for his ability to be calm even under pressure at the pitch. Due to his efforts, he helped his team achieve 31 fourth quarter come-from-behind victories.
The major teams that he played for include San Francisco 49ers (1979-1992) and Kansas City Chiefs (1993-1994). Joseph is an eight time pro bowler selected player in 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990 and in 1993. What’s more, he was also three time team All-Pro selected player in 1987, 1989 and in 1990.
Montana retired on April 18, 1995 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His career player statistics are 5,391 pass attempts, 3,409 pass completions, 63.2 percentage, 273-139 touchdowns-interceptions, 40,551 passing yards, and 92.3 passer rating.
• 4-time Super Bowl champion (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV)• 3-time Super Bowl MVP (XVI, XIX, XXIV)• 8-time Pro Bowl (1981, 1983–1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993)• 3-time First-team All-Pro (1987, 1989, 1990)• 2-time Second-team All-Pro (1981, 1984)• 2-time NFL Most Valuable Player (1989, 1990)• NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1989)• Bert Bell Award (1989)• Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (1990)• 2-time AP Athlete of the Year (1989, 1990)• NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1986)• 2-time NFL passer rating leader (1987, 1989)• 2-time NFL passing touchdowns leader (1982, 1987)• NFL 1980s All-Decade Team• NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team• San Francisco 49ers no. 16 retired• National champion (1977)