Joe Car wrote:I know one thing, they had the greatest QB that ever lived and a hall of fame QB as his back up!
Just saw this,and wanted to give my thoughts here.
Each generation wants its athletes(in whatever sport) to be the greatest.Without any doubt,Montana fits all the criteria for being the greatest.He may well be,but nagging my thoughts are memories of Johnny Unitas,who,it needs to be pointed out,never had as great a team around him as Cool Joe.Also,at Baltimore,he played under 3 different coaches.It should not be forgotten also that the rules for passing were very different when he played-a defender could,essential "mug",or "erase"(as Roger Staubach put it) a receiver until the QB released the ball.Johnny Us leadership qualities are,in my humble opinion,unparelled.
It is difficult to rate quarterbacks from different eras,in my lifetime I have had the privelage of seeing some of the greatest,Unitas,Starr,Meredith,Dawson,Tarkenton,Jurgenson on through the 70s(Fouts,Bradshaw,Stabler,on through the present day.
Different eras and rules determine,by and large,who the best are during their eras.I submit Joe belongs with all the greatest,but am uncomfortable labeling any one the "greatest".