Joe Montana excited about Derek Carr, jealous of Raiders QB's contract

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Arguably the greatest quarterback of all time is looking forward to watching two young NFL passers develop and grow in 2017.

Joe Montana, a four-time Super Bowl winner and eight-time Pro Bowl selection, is excited about the new wave of quarterbacks in the league. Sporting News recently asked which he's most interested in seeing this season.

"I’m pretty interested in watching Dak Prescott this year and also Derek Carr — how he comes back from that injury, because I think that injury really affected the Raiders down the stretch (last season)," Montana said.

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Carr in June signed a five-year contract extension worth $125 million with over $70 million in guaranteed money, a deal that made him the highest-paid NFL player of all time in terms of average annual salary.

That type of cash has Montana considering a comeback ... jokingly, of course.

"I started to throw my name in," Montana said. "Great for him, whoever can get it, get it.

"Just like that injury, his career can end tomorrow (with) another injury. You don’t know. It's great to see the money they make today. It’s not just about the money, but what the heck?"

Prescott, entering the second year of his rookie contract, is slated to earn $540,000 in base salary this season.

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Montana spoke to SN at a FanDuel mini golf event in New York to promote the launch of a free-to-enter fantasy golf contest for the John Deere Classic, where players can compete against the legendary quarterback himself.

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The Pro Football Hall of Famer admitted he plays fantasy football, although he prefers the daily variety due to his busy schedule.

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