Joe Montana put together one of the greatest NFL careers that have cemented his status as an all-time great. Montana has garnered the reputation as one of the game’s best clutch performers that further built his legacy as one of the top quarterbacks to play the game. However, he just did something off the field that trumps everything he accomplished in his NFL career.
Joe Montana’s NFL career
Joe Montana is commonly regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.
He put together an illustrious career spent almost entirely with the San Francisco 49ers before playing his final two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. During his tenure with San Francisco, he took the franchise to great heights, including winning four Super Bowls with three Super Bowl MVP awards, seven of his eight Pro Bowl selections, three First-Team All-Pro nods, three Second-Team All-Pro selections, and two MVP awards.
He was the first player to win three Super Bowl MVP awards while his accomplishments helped him various other honors. He had his No. 16 jersey retired by the 49ers along with being selected to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team, 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, and 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.
Montana is often held as the gold standard at the position because of the tremendous success he experienced through his Hall of Fame career. Although Tom Brady has superseded in many historic regards, he’s garnered the reputation as one of the game’s greatest players and clutch performers.
With that in mind, Montana recently stepped up huge in his real-life to avoid a potentially scary moment for his family.
Joe Montana prevents the kidnapping of his grandchild kidnapped
Joe Montana put forth a Hall of Fame career with many clutch performances, but nothing could have been more significant than what he just did away from football.
The 64-year-old recently nearly experienced what could have been a tragic situation. According to TMZ, Montana helped save his grandchild from a kidnapping at his home by a 39-year-old woman on Friday.
The woman entered Montana’s home in Malibu and nearly snatched the baby. She took the child to another room in the house, where Montana and his wife successfully wrestled the child back. The intruder got into the home through an unlocked door. The woman in question ran away but was later arrest and booked on burglary and kidnapping charges.
What helped the situation out was that LA County Sheriff’s deputies were on the same block dealing with an unrelated matter. That made it quick for law enforcement to detain the woman just a few blocks down.
It’s a scary situation that could have led to a tragic ending with his grandchild getting kidnapped. Instead, Montana and his wife acted fast to save the baby from any potential harm or much worse. It was a spur of the moment action that avoided what could have been a scary outcome for the Montana family.
Disaster averted in near-tragic situation
Things could have taken a much worse turn had Joe Montana and his wife had not acted swiftly.
There is much that could have gone wrong with them losing their infant grandchild. If anything, the situation should further strengthens security around their home to avoid any of these types of scenarios from occurring again.
Beyond all that, it’s a matter that luckily Montana and his family were able to avoid what would have been a tragic outcome.