Joe Montana, Brett Favre Among QBs Who Weighed In On Deflategate (Photos)

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San Francisco 49ers QB Joe MontanaEveryone and their mother it seems has given an opinion on the New England Patriots’ involvement in Deflategate, but the ones that carry the most weight are those of former quarterbacks.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended four games as a result of the NFL’s findings that it was “more probable than not” that he had a role in New England’s footballs weighing in under the allowable threshold of 12.5 PSI during this year’s AFC Championship Game. The team also was fined $1 million and docked a first-round draft pick in 2016 and a fourth-round selection in 2017.

But not everyone agrees that the punishment fits the crime.

Quarterbacks know how they like their footballs to feel, and they also know whether a football’s air pressure has any effect on their ability to make plays. Some, like San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana, believe that Brady probably told someone to doctor the footballs to his liking but that it’s a dumb rule to begin with. Others, like Steve Young and Jim Kelly, believe that it’s not a serious offense but don’t know why a team would break the rules if it doesn’t give them a competitive advantage.

Then, there are folks like former Dallas Cowboys signal-caller Troy Aikman, who essentially believe that tampering with air pressure is the biggest crime in the NFL.

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