Montana believes there are aspects of CK7’s game that need work.
Ahead of the NFC Championship game on Sunday night, San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana has some words of advice for current quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The 26-year-old is on the verge of leading the 49ers to their second straight Super Bowl appearance, but they will have to defeat rivals Seattle on the road to do so.
In an interview with USA Today Sports, Montana offered some advice for Kaepernick as to where he thinks he could improve his game further.
“I like his mobility and that he’s getting the ball downfield,” Montana told the newspaper. “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 is widely considered to be the best quarterback to ever play in the NFL having led the 49ers to four Super Bowl titles during the 1980s and he remains the only player to win three Super Bowl MVPs.
Known for his ability to buy time in the pocket with his footwork, Montana insists that Kaepernick needs to improve in that area while also throwing more accurate passes rather than looking and running when under pressure.
During the regular season, Kaepernick completed 58.4 percent of his passes and posted a passer rating of 91.6, which were down from 62.4 percent and 98.3 in 2012.
Nevertheless, it promises to be a tense game between two bitter rivals at the CenturyLink Field on Sunday night, as the 49ers lost both encounters there last year but have now defeated both Green Bay and Carolina on the road.