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Joe Montana Says He Wanted To Be A Pittsburgh Steeler But Neil O’Donnell Got In The Way

Submitted by on December 13, 2012 – 10:48 amOne Comment

You may have heard of this quarterback by the name of Joe Montana. His storied tenure as the signal caller for the San Francisco 49ers is one of the greatest stories about a quarterback in NFL history. His time in a Niners uniform was cut short when Steve Young came to town and the team opted to ship him to Kansas City. It was a trade that Montana orchestrated; but Kansas City wasn’t at the top of his list for trade destinations. That honor would go to the Pittsburgh Steelers. But on The Dan Patrick Show recently, Montana raised a few eyebrows when he explained why Pittsburgh said no.

Montana, asked about Pittsburgh said: “Oh yeah. I tried to go there before, when I was looking at Kansas City, and they said no. I think O’Donnell was stil there.”

Patrick: “Wait, Steelers said no because they had Neil O’Donnell?”

Montana: “Yeah, Neil O’Donnell.”

Really, Pittsburgh? Passing up one of the all-time greats for Neil O’Donnell? Sounds pretty crazy to me.

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