Joe Montana – 1989
Montana won the first of his two MVP awards in 1989 before repeating the feat the following season. Arguably, this was the most impressive of his two victories. The quarterback passed for 3,512 yards in a total that may not seem impressive to modern fans. But Montana was extremely effective as he threw 29 touchdown passes.
This was a phenomenal era for San Francisco as they dominated the NFL. There’s a reason why ‘Joe Cool’ became one of the most mythologized athletes in U.S. sports. Many older fans will never forget his great year. Many think that he is the greatest QB ever over the likes of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning (via Sky Sports).