"When you're scouting a QB, you look for three things and that's, number one, smarts and poise: being able to throw to the right person at the right time and handle everything, all the decision making.
Then, you look for accuracy and, lastly, can you do it under pressure? Can you do it in a big moment?
Joe Roth had all of those. He was very smart. He was accurate on every type of pass and he could do it in the big moments.
He was so far ahead of what we were doing at that time, it' like a time warp to thirty years advanced. This is what you see today, but nobody was doing it back then."
"I think that kind of talent was God given. He was born with it. He was born with that arm, it wasn't developed. The gift in his body is the quickness, the naturalness, the almost ballet movement that he could do. There's very few people that get that gift."
"Joe Montana was the greatest QB that ever played pro football. But when I think back, I looked at Joe Roth as a young Joe Montana. If surrounded by the requisite talent, I don’t see why Joe Roth wouldn’t have been one of the great QB's to play pro football."
"In today's NFL, Joe Roth mostly resembles Tom Brady."