Demanded A Trade: Joe Montana
It’s hard to imagine that one of the three greatest quarterbacks in NFL history not only demanded a trade from the most successful team of his time, but was granted it. After Joe Montana struggled with injuries during the early 1990’s, backup Steve Young had eventually supplanted him on the depth chart.
That led to a rift in the locker room between the pro-Montana and pro-Young factions, leading Montana to request a trade. San Francisco would trade Montana to the Kansas City Chiefs, whom he led to two straight playoff appearances during his final two seasons in the NFL.