Joe Montana was arguably one of the best pocket passers to ever play the game. So it comes as no surprise that the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback offered his critique of Colin Kaepernick’s play behind center.
According to USA Today, Montana believes Kaepernick has some work to do from between the tackles.
“I like his mobility and that he’s getting the ball downfield,” Montana told USA TODAY Sports. “But sometimes, he needs to be more accurate in the pocket with pressure.
“The game is changing. Nobody wants to throw with pressure anymore. But the guys who can win in this league are the ones who can make throws from the pocket.”
Montana thinks the potential is there for Kaepernick, but that he needs to stand fast more often and deliver the ball even when he is going to get hit.
“Kaepernick still needs to get better at that,” Montana said. “He’ll look and then he’s off and running. I still think the thing is the pocket and making those tight throws from the pocket.”
With four Super Bowl titles under Montana’s belt, Kaepernick may want to take this constructive criticism to heart during offseason workouts.