Joe Montana knows something about dynasties, having won four Super Bowl rings as the quarterback of the 49ers. He thinks the NFL’s next dynasty may have just begun when the Seahawks won their first Super Bowl in February.
Montana was asked on NFL Network if the Seahawks can be a dynasty, and he answered, “I think they have the capability to.”
“When you look at the way the team is put together, they’re young, they’re aggressive; their coach is very aggressive and upbeat,” Montana said, via the Seattle Times. “Anytime you can make going to work fun, even though you’re playing as I say ‘a stupid game for a living,’ it makes going to that facility every day really a joy. When you’re having fun at what you’re doing, you’re always a lot better at it.”
The Seahawks have a lot going for them, with talented young players on both sides of the ball like Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Russell Okung and Percy Harvin, plus a coach and G.M. who work well together in Pete Carroll and John Schneider. If you were to pick one NFL team to win multiple Super Bowls over the next 10 years, you’d probably pick the Seahawks.
Still, it’s a lot harder to keep great teams together now than it was when Montana was playing. So far the Seahawks have done a great job of assembling a roster that includes plenty of inexpensive talent. Keeping all that talent under the salary cap once all the players on the Super Bowl roster are on their second contracts is going to be difficult.