Originally Posted by Mr teX
Yeah, you have to flip that analogy around...We got a chance to see what Jerry would do with a qb not named Montana on 2 separate occasions..both resulted in SB appearances. It's fair to wonder how Montana would be considered if he didn't have Jerry though....highly doubt Montana is revered as the GOAT qb without Jerry.
Uhh ... Montana won two Super Bowls before Rice ever came along. He also made three All Pro teams. I think he did OK without Rice. It's fair to wonder what Montana might have been without Walsh, but Montana did it without Rice. And Rich Gannon started his career revival 2 full seasons before Rice came along. He posted great numbers in Oakland well before Rice came along. Rice never played without a QB that wasn't at the top of his game until the final two years of his career.
Great players will play great, but when you get a few of them together, they can elevate each other. AJ has yet to play with a great QB.