San Francisco (NFL/Newsfeed) – Two generations of star NFL quarterbacks combined in San Francisco on Friday night as Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady joined Joe Montana, Steve Young and Jim Plunkett at a charity event hosted by NBC’s Bob Costas.
That’s eight Super Bowl MVP awards among the five of them, if you’re keeping score.
Brady and Rodgers, who grew up in the Bay region, each talked of childhoods spent idolizing Montana and Young.
“We had been pretty high from the top of the stadium,” Brady stated, according to CSNBayArea.com. “We required binoculars to see what was going on, but there was nothing a lot more thrilling than getting at the games and watching Joe and Steve. Any young kid expanding up at that time wanted to be like those two guys. It’s very an honor be to sitting here with those two.”
It was also a uncommon double sighting of Montana and Young, who engaged in maybe the greatest quarterback controversy of all. The two were seated next to every single other on stage.
The event was held at UC San Francisco and organized by former 49ers offensive lineman Harris Barton. It was expected to raise up to $ 750,000 for tumor research at UCSF, First Tee of San Francisco, Monterey County and Silicon Valley, and Champion Charities.
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