Joe Montana Retires from Football

April 18th 1995


On this day in 1995 Joe Montana officially retired from the NFL. Montana is arguably one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. During his 16 year career that was split between the San Francisco 49er’s and the Kansas City Chiefs he established himself as one of the game’s greatest passers. Ending his career with a 63.2 completion percentage, on top of 40,551 and 273 touchdowns he is etched in history at top 20 all-time passers in the NFL.

In 2000 Montana was elected to the Hall of Fame, his first year of eligibility. He sits in the hall with 4 Super Bowl wins, 2 MVP’s, elected to the pro bowl 8 times, and is a 3 time all-pro quarterback.