The San Francisco 49ers selected Joe Montana with the 82nd overall choice in the 1979 NFL draft.
Joe Montana by the San Francisco 49ers
Joe Montana was first in 1979 he was drafted. John Elway was drafted in 1983
That's a good question and I don't really know the answer but ... The great QB Joe Montana was drafted in the 3rd round of the 1979 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He signed a three year contract that gave him a $50,000 signing bonus and salaries of $50,000 in 1979, $70,000 in 1980, and $85,000 in 1981. Ironically, WR Dwight Clark was drafted in the 10th round of the 1979 NFL draft by the 49ers and he and Montana teamed up to help take them from obscurity to Super Bowl Champions. It would be safe to say that Clark signed for much less than Montana.
Joe Montana played for: 1979-1992: San Francisco 49ers 1993-1994: Kansas City Chiefs
April 21, 1993 ... Montana was traded to the Chiefs along with safety David Whitmore and a 1994 3rd round draft selection for the Chiefs #1 selection in the 1993 draft.
1979-1994 He played for the 49ers from 1979 thru 1992 He played for the Chiefs from 1993 thru 1994
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