Former San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Joe Montana made the media rounds on Wednesday to discuss a myriad of topics including Notre Dame Football, Guinness, COVID-19, and Tom Brady’s departure from New England.
During an interview on the Jake Asman Show in Houston, Montana talked about a discussion he had with Brady during Super Bowl LIV last February. The two had a chance to catch up during a Super Bowl pregame ceremony as members of the NFL 100 All-Time Team.
Based off that chat, Montana was left with the impression that the six-time Super Bowl winning quarterback may not be much longer for Foxborough.
“I spoke to Tom while we were back at the Super Bowl,” Montana said. “I don’t think he was happy with the way things were progressing there and his ability to have input, and I think that was a big decision for him to make to leave there.”–Joe Montana on the Jake Asman Show.
While Montana did indicate a level of surprise at Brady’s departure, the three-time Super Bowl MVP said the Bay Area-born Brady seemed to leery of what the future held for him in New England. Of course, just over one month after their chat at the Super Bowl, Brady moved on from New England to the sunny and temperatures of Tampa Bay.
There is a long way to go before we will know whether Brady’s stint as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer will be successful. He will look to follow in the steps of Montana and Peyton Manning, whom both enjoyed immediate success with their new teams after leaving San Francisco and Indianapolis respectively.
Unrelated, it was a busy day for Montana while pumping up his role as an ambassador for Notre Dame Football while promoting Guinness beer. He covered Notre Dame Football and the likelihood that he would opt-out of playing college football to avoid COVID-19 if he was a current player.