A few people were having a GOAT debate over at JetsInsider.com. The name of the thread is "Joe Montana >>>>> Everyone else"
"Montana is certainly better than P. Manning or Tammy for sure. Best ever, I was not around for Unitas so i cannot comment. By the way, speaking as a NYK fans, Michael Jordan was pretty damn good too. Don't dare put Manning and Jordan in the same discussion. Not even close."
"1986 Giants 49 49ers 3,
Yes, I watch football. Montana played mediocre Ds in the SB. The Broncos were barely even a top 10 NFL team that one year.
Montana does not have any special ability to beat a great D he's looked very very mortal when he's face them. Even the 1990 NFC CG what did he score 13 points?"
"Montana played during an era when defenders like LT, Reggie White, Randy White, Keith Millard, Joe Klecko, Jack Lambert, Carl Banks, Dave Butz, Mike Singletary, etc were allowed to smack the dogsh*t out of QB's.
The guy was absolutely phenomenal with the game on the line and pulled off the kind of sh*t late in games that you would think was only possible in some kind of over-exaggerated movie on the silver screen.
To even attempt to downplay this guys accomplishments is extremely misguided to say the least."
Originally Posted by SlickBri481
"You did not name a single defender Montana played in any of his SBs. Telling. When he played those top guys, he sucked. Couldn't score, got sacked, got injured, etc. Montana is a very good player, a legend, but he would have had no chance in this game. There's nothing he can do on a football field that would have even concerned the Seahawks. Rice may have concerned them but Sherman could probably slow him enough.
Young would have a far better chance to beat the Seahawks than Montana."
"I'm not taking anything away from the Seahawks and what they did tonight. Complete domination by their D. But if you put this Seahwaks team against the '89 49ers, it's whole different outcome."
[ Edited by Ronnie49Lott on Feb 3, 2014 at 1:13 AM ]