20 August 2015
Two of the Greatest NFL Quarterbacks of All time
The NFL has been a platform for discovering new talent since 1936. The most recognized position for franchises to be wise on selecting is their quarterback, this is 76 years of teams picking their franchise quarterbacks. Many quarterbacks have been drafted, it is known that some are a “bust” and some become record breaking hall of famers. Teams risk their entire seasons on their quarterback, and hope they lead the team to the Super Bowl. In the past 76 years of NFL no two hall of fame quarterbacks compare and are so similar than Tom Brady and Joe Montana. These two have become masters of their positions as starting quarterbacks in two different eras, they both have had record breaking performances and upsetting defeats.
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr, aka, “Tom” was born August 3, 1977. Raised in San Mateo, California, he attended San Mateo Junipero Serra high school where he excelled at baseball and football. He graduated in 1995 and declined an offer to play major league baseball for the Montreal Expos to attend the University of Michigan to play football. He was a backup quarterback for his first two seasons. He battled Drew Henson for the starting position and ended up starting every game in 1998 and 1999. During his first full year as a starter, he set Michigan record for most pass attempts and completions in a season (MGOBlue Statistics). 350 passes and 2,636 yards. His senior year he helped lead the team to an Orange Bowl Championship. Brady lived in a 49ers fan area and has mentioned many times that Joe Montana is one of his inspirations and an idol (Clark).
Joe Montana was born on June 11, 1956 in New England Pennsylvania. He took an interest in sports at an early age, playing youth football at eight years old. He developed a love for basketball and baseball. He attended Ringgold High school (Zimmerman), and spent his first two years as a backup....