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Former NFL QB: ‘Coolness’ About BYU’s Zach Wilson Reminiscent Of Joe Montana

Apr 27, 2021, 11:54 AM
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Zach Wilson celebrates BYU Football's win over the Houston Cougars on October 16th, 2020. (BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
(BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former NFL quarterback and current CBS Sports analyst Steve Beuerlein said the “coolness” about BYU quarterback Zach Wilson reminds him of the legendary Joe Montana.

The former NFL signal-caller praised Wilson during a CBS Sports discussion on the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft.

Wilson is projected by many football experts as a future No. 2 pick.

“He reminds me of another really cool QB from back in our time, Joe Montana,” Beuerlein said of Wilson. “A lot of skill.”

Montana is considered by many as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play football.

He played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers (1979-92) and Kansas City Chiefs (1993-94).

Montana was a four-time Super Bowl champ, three-time Super Bowl MVP, three-time NFL MVP, and eight-time Pro Bowl selection during his Hall of Fame career.

The former 49ers and Chiefs QB is only the latest NFL great on the list of comparisons for Wilson.

In recent months, football analysts and former players have compared the future rookie to Super Bowl winning quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers.

About Steve Beuerlein

After a standout career at Notre Dame, Beuerlein played in the NFL from 1987-2003.

He won a ring as a member of the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXVII.

Beuerlein was the league’s passing yards leader during his only Pro Bowl selection in 1999.

2021 NFL Draft

Wilson will find out which team he’ll play for during the 2021 NFL Draft.

The draft is scheduled to be held in Cleveland, Ohio from April 29-May 1.

Click here to find out the ways you can watch, stream, and listen to the NFL Draft.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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