NEW YORK – Hall of Famer Joe Montana thinks there’s a good reason why Colin Kaepernick doesn’t currently have a job in the NFL.
While in New York City, promoting FanDuel’s new slate of free entry golf contests in midtown Manhattan, the legendary quarterback pointed to the kind of QB Kaepernick is as one major part of his struggles under center.
“That style of quarterback, everybody thought was going to take over the NFL,” he told For The Win on Tuesday. “You look at guys who had success in college, that only had success one year. Usually those guys, the next year, it’s very difficult on them.”
“The league has figured out how to defend it,” he continued. “If I’m playing defense, I want the quarterback to run so I can hit him. In the pocket, you can’t really hit him. So you look at Tim Tebow – he’s a great guy, does a lot of great things. But when you complete 40-something percent of your passes, even in the low 50s, you’re not going to make it.”
But what about what Kaepernick did for much of 2016 on the sidelines? Isn’t that a factor?
“I’m sure there are some distraction issues,” Montana replied. “When we were playing with Bill Walsh, if you were a distraction, he didn’t care how…