Joe Montana Says Colin Kaepernick Still Unsigned Due to Play, Not Politics

By Anthony Blake

The Colin Kaepernick saga has kind of taken on a life of its own this offseason, with many prominent folks weighing in on just why the former Super Bowl QB remains unsigned.

Drew Brees and Jim Harbaugh have been among those still uncertain as to why Kaepernick doesn’t have a job.

But now, the most famous San Francisco 49ers quarterback ever, Joe Montana, has come out with a theory of his own.

“Everyone thinks it is the stance he took; one of the things you don’t look for is distractions in the locker room,” Montana told the Sporting News. “You can go back to Bill Walsh and as soon as there were guys that weren’t fitting in what he was looking for, it didn’t matter how good you were. You weren’t on the team for very long. You have to have people who want the same thing, fighting for the same thing and willing to put in the time.

I think [if] there’s an injury somewhere, he probably gets in. It comes down to his play as much as anything.”

Montana even went on to compare Kaepernick to Tim Tebow.

“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 [in the NFL],” Montana said.

This very well may come down to an injury situation like happened with Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater last year for Kaepernick to get another shot in the NFL.

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