Originally posted by matt49er:
It's the offseason and we have a long time until the draft and probably FA. A friend of mine posed a question to me that I'm having trouble answering.
For arguments sake if you could bring Joe Montana or Steve Young in the prime of their careers to this current 49er team to take over as our new QB next season whom would you choose?
Taking into account the current personnel of the team, today's NFL and who you think would fair better with today's 49er team not who you believe was the better NFL QB in their respective careers.
After alot of thought I still can't definitevely say which HOF QB I would want to add to this squad. Both were great QBs and had wonderful careers.
Right now I'm leaning toward Steve Young today's NFL requires a mobile QB that can get out of trouble and being able to run the ball yourself is a huge plus in today's game. Young would be a super version of Micael Vick, way more accurate and while a little slower still very deadly with his feet.
My vote was Montana, to me I believe Montana just got us to too many great games and was able to pull brilliance out of nowhere with what I believe is much less than what Young had. And having been one of the biggest building blocks of the dynasty to start the dynasty, to me I believe that was a much harder and monumental accomplishment (pardon the spelling, lol). Not taking anything from what Young did, Young somehow figured out how to extend the Dynasty another 10/11 years, which is not the easiest task either. To me, Montana, posting perfect ratings in all of the 4 superbowls, that's so difficult to beat, the only way someone can beat that to me, is if someone can do that for 5 superbowls and just to outnumber that performance. But these two QBs were just so awsome, its really up to the eyes of the beholder, I loved both of them as legendary 9ers players. Can they really be compared fairly? The argument can be made that Young helped Montana and the 9ers get to one of their SuperBowls during one of the years when Montana got injured in the late 80s and was able to come back for the playoffs and that would be a valid argument also. Whatever the opinion is, just go 9ers, come on babies, give us another SuperBowl, it's about time for the 9ers to win another one, just win it baby, lol.