Joe Montana Returns to 4949 Centennial Blvd

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011  |  Updated 6:37 AM PDT
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Jed York and Joe Montana meet at 49ers headquarters.

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49ers' fans upset about word this week of Steve Young helping Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers during his first years in the league have something to smile about.

Another former legendary 49ers quarterback came back to the team Wednesday to relive some of his glory days.

Joe Montana, who now lives in San Francisco, stopped by team headquarters in Santa Clara to collect his Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame blazer from team President Jed York.

The young York has tried hard to reconnect the current 49ers with the glory years that were overseen by his uncle, Eddie DeBartolo.

As the team has gotten further and further from its innovative offensive ways, it has also seemed to distance itself from some of its greats.

But things were different Wednesday as Montana was officially inducted into the 49ers' Hall of Fame.

“I think it’s a tremendous honor because this is what I consider home," Montana said Wednesday, according to 49ers.com. "So to be in the 49ers Hall of Fame, it’s really special. As a player, you don’t think about all these types of things, but as your hair turns grey a little bit, you start thinking about it more.

Former players, such as Young and Ronnie Lott, have publicly spoken in recent years about the lack of connection former players feel with the current management of the team.

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