Best of Rivals by Adam Lazarus
Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the Inside Story behind the NFL's Greatest Quarterback Controversy

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In this revealing, in-depth look at the NFL's greatest quarterback controversy, Adam Lazarus takes readers into the locker room and inside the huddle to deliver the real story behind the rivalry—when Joe Montana and Steve Young battled on and off the field and forged one of the finest football dynasties of all time. From 1987 to 1994, the two future Hall of Famers spurred each other on to remarkable heights, including three Super Bowl wins and four MVP awards, and set new standards for quarterback excellence.

The two men couldn't have been more different in background, personality, and playing style, and their competition created as much tension as it did greatness, forcing Montana to prove that he was still the game's best quarterback and Young to prove that he was a worthy successor.

Featuring candid interviews with Montana, Young, Jerry Rice, George Seifert, and many more, Best of Rivals brings to life the story of two sports legends, the golden era of football their rivalry presided over, and the amazing legacy it produced.

About Adam Lazarus

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Adam Lazarus is a member of the Professional Football Writers of America, is the author of Super Bowl Monday: The New York Giants, The Buffalo Bills, and Super Bowl XXV, and the coauthor of Chasing Greatness: Johnny Miller, Arnold Palmer, and the Miracle at Oakmont. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Sarah, and their boxers, Hannah and Montana.
Published August 28, 2012 by Da Capo Press. 338 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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But between 1987 and 1993, Joe Montana and Steve Young—both future Hall of Famers who played for the San Francisco 49ers during its dynasty years—starred in a weekly drama on and off the field.

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Young, after playing for Brigham Young University and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was hired by San Francisco as a promising quarterback.

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