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Mon, 07 Feb 2011 07:17:14 -0800
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers became just the third quarterback in Super Bowl history to pass for 300 yards and three scores without an interception, joining former QBs Joe Montana (Super Bowl XIX) and Steve Young (XXIX), according to CBSSports.com. Rodgers passed for 304 yards and three touchdowns.
Mon, 17 Dec 2007 08:08:49 -0800
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning's 22 completions in Week 15 now has him at 3,426 for his career, passing Joe Montana (3,409) for eighth place all-time.
Sat, 08 Jul 2006 10:30:34 -0700
Mark Kreidler, of the Sacramento Bee, reports former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo could return to the NFL if he were to gain the approval of other owners. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said DeBartolo could come to the NFL with a team he wanted to buy and a deal to make it happen and only need 24 of the league's 32 owners to OK it. Former 49ers QB Joe Montana said, "I think he's wanted to get back in for a long period of time. I just hope other people are ready to accept him who have been in the NFL because he will bring some excitement back as a team owner. He'll be more dedicated than you can imagine." Montana said he would not rule out being part of a DeBartolo ownership group if the right opportunity came along.
Tue, 07 Feb 2006 05:17:43 -0800
Kevin Lynch, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports former NFL QB Joe Montana defended his decision to decline an invitation to be a part of a Super Bowl pregame ceremony with past Super Bowl MVPs Monday, Feb. 6. The office of Peter Johnson, Montana's agent at IMG, sent out a statement in response to the media fervor prompted by The Chronicle report that Montana skipped the ceremony for money reasons. "Joe Montana was in Detroit for Super Bowl activities on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday prior to the game, but always had planned to return home before the weekend to be with his family," the statement read. "He fulfilled his promise to attend son Nathaniel's basketball game on Friday night and son Nicholas' game on Sunday, and then be home with his family to watch the Super Bowl." Montana expounded on that statement on ESPN's "Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith." When asked directly by Smith if he had asked the NFL for appearance money, Montana said no.
Mon, 06 Feb 2006 17:36:25 -0800
ESPN.com reports former San Francisco 49ers QB Joe Montana turned down his invitation to Super Bowl XL over money, according to Newsday and the San Francisco Chronicle. The NFL invited the Super Bowl MVPs from the previous 39 Super Bowls, but Montana was one of three not in attendance. The former MVPs were given $1,000 for incidental expenses while in Detroit, along with other amenities such as tickets to the game, car rentals, and plane tickets. Montana reportedly asked for a guarantee of $100,000 in appearance money.
Sun, 25 Sep 2005 21:35:01 -0700
Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys QB Drew Bledsoe threw for 363 yards Sunday, Sept. 25. Bledsoe passed QB Joe Montana's mark of 40,551 passing yards. Bledsoe is now in eighth with 40,358 yards.
Thu, 02 Jun 2005 10:26:19 -0700
Reggie Hayes, of the News-Sentinel, reports there is a chance former NFL QB Joe Montana could consider returning to Notre Dame as their new quarterback coach, if he is asked. Montana didn't rule out coaching in some capacity when he assisted at the team's spring game. Montana and Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis knew each other as students and graduated from Notre Dame in 1978. So far Weis has remained mum on who his selection might be for the position.
Thu, 03 Feb 2005 18:56:20 -0800
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports former Cincinnati Bengals QB Ken Anderson has the third highest playoff passer rating in NFL history at 93.5. Only former Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr (104.8) and former San Francisco 49ers QB Joe Montana (95.6) have a higher postseason rating.
Mon, 06 Dec 2004 21:17:24 -0800
With a club record 14 consecutive pass completions to start Sunday's, Dec. 5, game against the Green Bay Packers, combined with 10 consecutive completions to end the Week 12 game versus the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb set the NFL record with 24 consecutive pass completions, reports PhiladelphiaEagles.com. McNabb knocked Hall of Fame QB Joe Montana out of the NFL record book. Montana completed 22 consecutive passes against the Cleveland Browns (five) on Nov. 27, 1987 and the Green Bay Packers (17) on Dec. 6, 1987.
Tue, 28 Sep 2004 20:51:21 -0700
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants QB Kurt Warner's record as a regular-season starting quarterback in the NFL is 37-16, a winning percentage of .698. The only other quarterback who started his career since 1970 that has a better record (minimum 50 games as a starter) is former San Francisco 49ers QB Joe Montana, who was 117-47, a winning percentage of .713.
Mon, 11 Nov 2002 21:31:39 -0800
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon broke the single-game NFL record by completing 21 consecutive passes against the Denver Broncos on Monday night. The record for most consecutive completions in two games is 22, set by 49ers QB Joe Montana in 1987.
Sun, 10 Nov 2002 15:57:51 -0800
Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre (knee) said his knee felt fine during Sunday’s win over Detroit. He was taken out of the game early after throwing for 351 yards and 2 TDs. Favre noted his knee was a little tight but said the only time he felt it was when he was celebrating with teammates in the end zone. Favre, by the way, surpassed Joe Montana for sixth-place on the all-time passing list with 40,871 yards.
Sun, 09 Dec 2001 16:30:14 -0800
Associated Press reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady failed to join Joe Montana as the only passers in league history with more than four straight games of completing at least 70 percent of their passes. Brady completed 67.8 percent of his passes for 218 yards and 2 TDs.
Sun, 09 Dec 2001 08:01:17 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady can join Joe Montana as the only players in the league's history with at least five consecutive games in a season with a completion percentage of 70 percent or better.
Sun, 11 Nov 2001 05:07:54 -0800
Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre needs 3 passing TDs today against Chicago to tie Joe Montana for sixth-place on the all-time list with 273 touchdown passes. Favre has a career-high 36 passing touchdowns against the Bears, including six three-touchdown games. Should Favre connect with WR Antonio Freeman for a touchdown, the two would tie for sixth place among all-time touchdown tandems with 55 TDs.
Wed, 04 Apr 2001 23:34:02 -0700
The Kansas City Star reports eight years after being rejected by the Kansas City Chiefs, former Panthers QB Steve Beuerlein is out to prove he can be their starting QB for the 2001 season. Eight years ago, rather than sign free Beuerlein the Chiefs traded for a QB named Joe Montana. Beuerlein wants to start, and the only starting QB job remaining is with the Chiefs. "It's my last chance to be a starting quarterback on a team that I think can do some good things," Beuerlein said at the start of his two-day visit to Kansas City. Trent Green of St. Louis and free agent Trent Dilfer are the main threats to Beurelein. As previously reported, Beuerlein needs to make his case without throwing a football.
Sat, 17 Mar 2001 23:35:03 -0800
The Kansas City Star reports although the Chiefs potential trade for Rams QB Trent Green is not quite dead yet and the Chiefs may still surrender their No. 1 draft pick for him, they are planning for the NFL Draft as though they still have their pick. Coach Dick Vermeil and GM Carl Peterson have expressed reluctance to deal the Chiefs first-round pick, although neither has ruled it out. The Chiefs are still trying to complete a deal that has them swapping first-round picks, but so far the Rams are not biting. Peterson does not like to trade his picks and he called some recent trades involving No. 1 picks for QBs "foolish." The last time the Chiefs were without a first- or second-round pick was 1993, when they traded their top choice to San Francisco for QB Joe Montana. The Chiefs also know keeping the pick does not guarantee they will draft a future star.
Wed, 10 Mar 1999 20:30:00 -0800
The AP reports that Tim Couch's workout tomorrow may have to be moved indoors because of bad weather. The Browns had hoped it would be an outdoor workout so they could see how his arm strength may match up with the blowing winds of Lake Erie that are sure to make passing difficult in Cleveland's new lakefront stadium. Regarding concerns about his arm strength his offensive coordinator at Kentucky, Mike Leach had this to say, "I think it's ridiculous, he can throw it as far down field as he needs to. If he was throwing it 60 yards for us, we weren't happy. That meant it was a broken play." Leach had one other great comment, "I know Tim has a stronger arm than Joe Montana, it's stronger than Steve Young's and Fran Tarkenton's. The Hall of Fame is full of guys who couldn't throw it that far. But when they had a target they usually hit it."