The three-time Super Bowl MVP was 36, had missed nearly two full seasons with a devastating elbow injury and had watched backup Steve Young became a league MVP, setting up Montana’s once-unthinkable trade to the Chiefs in 1993.
Making sense of Tom Brady’s departure from the Patriots is much harder for Montana to figure out.
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“I don’t know what’s going on inside there, but somebody made a mistake,” Montana told USA TODAY Sports.