Belfast Telegraph

Joe Montana was simply Super

By Steven Beacom

Growing up watching American football Dan Marino and Joe Montana were the quarterback kings.

Miami Dolphins hero Marino posted record-breaking numbers, topping the revered NFL career passing yardage list on 61,361 by the time he called it quits in 1999.

At the weekend Marino fell to third place on that list with Peyton Manning (61,371 yards and counting) overtaking him. Only another class act, Brett Favre (71,838), who retired three years ago, is now ahead of Manning.

Favre and Manning have enjoyed one Superbowl success each, Marino, sadly, none at all. San Francisco 49ers legend Montana is 13th on the all-time list with 40,551.

He may not have thrown more yards than the rest, but Joe's FOUR Superbowl rings tell you he delivered when it mattered most.

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