Joe Montana’s and Joe Burrow’s advice to Brock Purdy for his first Super Bowl

Yahoo Sports’ Jason Fitz is joined by the pair of Super Bowl quarterbacks at Super Bowl LVIII to give their perspective for what it’s like playing in a Super Bowl for the first time. Joe and Joe joined Yahoo Sports on behalf of Guinness.

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JASON FITZ: Hanging out with Joe Montana, Joe Burrow, on behalf of Guinness, they're hanging out with us. We'll get into Guinness in a second. So I've got a 49ers' legend, and I've got somebody that has recently started in a Super Bowl. Brock Purdy, starting in his first, right? What advice, Joe Burrow, would you give Brock going into this game and just handling that moment?

JOE BURROW: Obviously, a lot of eyes and ears on the game. But once you're out there, it's just like any other game. The halftime is going to be longer, so you've got to stay warmed up, eat a little snack maybe at halftime if you don't usually. But other than that, it's just like any other game.

JASON FITZ: Did your first Super Bowl hit different? Standing on the sideline beforehand, was there any different emotion?

JOE BURROW: You try your best to not have that feeling. It definitely crosses your mind at certain times. But I think if you want to have success, you've got to try to treat it like any other game and go about your business.

JASON FITZ: Joe, what advice would you give Brock?

JOE MONTANA: It's the same thing. As they go onto the field, there'll be a lot more excitement and understanding of what's going on. But once you get into the game, if you still can hear the crowd, something's wrong. Because most of it, I don't remember hearing-- the only time I remember hearing the crowd was either at the end of the game or the beginning.

And you have to find a way to concentrate on what's going on, what you're doing, what you're working on, and find ways to stay engaged, so that it doesn't get back into your head. And there are so many people on the sideline, and they start wanting to talk to you, too. So you have to try to find a way to stay involved. When the defense is out there, he needs to be either engaged in what they're trying to do the next series or engaged in watching and supporting those defensive guys that are on the field.

JASON FITZ: Tell us what you guys are doing with Guinness. I know we're coming up to St. Patrick's Day. It's a time when everybody is thinking about Guinness. What are you guys up to?

JOE BURROW: One of the big reasons I wanted to partner with Guinness and with Joe, as well, is because of their Guinness Gives Back program. That means a lot to me. Food insecurity is big from where I'm from, and we're doing things with my foundation in March to help combat that, so that means a lot to me. I'm glad that it means a lot to them. And I think it's a great partnership for that reason.

JOE MONTANA: Here we are. We're at the big game. And, obviously, Guinness' big game's coming up here in March and St. Patrick's Day. This will be my fourth one. And for the same reasons, a lot that Joe talked about, I've done a lot of partnerships.

But as I alluded to earlier is that Guinness has been the best partner by far to have worked with. Their Give Back program, what they do, the communities they're in, we had a great experience on the last year, where I actually got to take my whole family over to Ireland to watch the Notre Dame, Navy game. Went over there to the Guinness Storehouse.

And if you haven't been there, you've got to check it out. It's insane. They not only are giving to the community, but they are a fun, fun group to be with at the same time. And you can't usually find those two things together very often.

JASON FITZ: One of the coolest experiences of my life was learning the perfect pour at the Guinness factory. It's an art. I'm just saying. It is an art.

JOE MONTANA: Yeah, it is crazy.

JASON FITZ: All right, boys. Thanks for hanging out with me. I appreciate it.