San Francisco, CA, United States (4E Sports) – San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana believes that Colin Kaepernick needs to be more accurate while passing under pressure from the pocket.
Kaepernick has been known more for his elusiveness as a runner, ranking third among quarterbacks with 92 rushes this season, behind Cam Newton (111) and Russell Wilson (96).
Montana noted that he likes Kaepernick’s mobility and that he’s getting the ball downfield, but emphasized that the quarterbacks who can win in the league are the ones who can make throws from the pocket
“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.”
Montana also observed that says that Kaepernick misses a lot of his teammates who were wide open.
During the regular season, Kaepernick completed 58.4 percent of his passes and posted a 91.6 passer rating, down from 62.4 percent and 98.3 in 2012.
Kaepernick’s 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game,
Montana, considered by many to be one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, led the 49ers to four Super Bowl titles during the 1980s and is the only player to win three Super Bowl MVPs.
During his Hall of Fame career, Montana was known to buy time in the pocket with his footwork while also excelling at sprint-out passes in the West Coast offense.