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Chiefs to revisit Joe Montana days?

2/27/2012

Once Peyton Manning becomes a free agent, the Kansas City Chiefs will surely be one of the teams that are interested.

If Manning does end up a Chief, it won’t be the first time a legendary quarterback coming off an injury joined the Chiefs at the end of his career. Joe Montana was traded to the Chiefs from San Francisco in 1993.

Let’s look at a quick comparison of the two situations:

Montana

Injury before signing with Chiefs: Elbow

Age in 1993 season: 37

Montana’s 1992 performance: He played one game.

Chiefs’ record in 1992: 10-6, second place in the AFC West.

Chiefs’ quarterback in 1992: Dave Krieg

Manning

Injury: Neck

Age in 2012 season: 36

Manning’s 2011 performance: He missed the entire season.

Chiefs’ record in 2011: 7-9, fourth place in AFC West.

Chiefs’ quarterbacks in 2011: Matt Cassel, Tyler Palko, Kyle Orton