Joe Montana: I Never Had A Season Like Aaron Rodgers’

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, in my estimation, is the best to ever play the game, so when he says something about another quarterback it tends to carry a little weight around these parts. Montana was asked about Green Bay Packers signal caller Aaron Rodgers on the Dan Patrick Show this morning and his response made me pause.

Patrick asked Montana if his best season was as good as the one Rodgers is currently having. His reply?

“The one he’s having right now is pretty phenomenal,” Montana said of Rodgers’ season. “I’m not sure I had one like that.”

Patrick then asked the Hall of Famer if he could remember any quarterback having a season like Rodgers’ 2011 campaign.

“I don’t think so,” Montana said. “From my understanding, the way the numbers are going, I don’t think anyone has.”

Those numbers? They read like this — 4,125 yards, 39 touchdowns, six interceptions, 123.3 rating. Couple that with a potential undefeated season and Montana probably has a point.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy compared Rodgers to Montana earlier this season — specifically, his decision making — but it’s one thing to get compared to a legend by your own coach. It’s something else entirely when said legend says you’re having a better season than the best one he’s ever had.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

5 Comments on "Joe Montana: I Never Had A Season Like Aaron Rodgers’"

  1. geopack

    Aaron Rodgers, the new GOAT, as deemed by the old GOAT. Kinda makes you wonder who Old Aaron will be praising one day. Joe has always been classy, and Aaron is following just as well.

    • packerfan2008

      hopefully not Tebow! hahahahha ya but there isn’t much of a age difference so it wouldnt happen anyway

  2. guysocke

    This is just plain badass. Didn’t we used to have a pretty good quarterback at some point before Rodgers? I feel like we did, but it’s tough to remember now.

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