San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana thinks Colin Kaepernick should continue to take snaps under center.
“He’s trying to transition from an offense that relies on him running the ball to one that tries to keeps him in the pocket,” Montana said Thursday afternoon on 95.7 The Game’s “Wheelhouse” show.
“He’s definitely talented enough to do it and has the ability, it’s just getting used to doing it,” Montana added.
Kaepernick has completed 34 of 52 passes for 510 yards with four touchdown passes and no interceptions over the last two weeks.
“There’s always a difference when you start off a year,” the franchise’s all-time leader in passing yards said. “It’s a little different mindset and you know you’ve got all these games ahead of you. You’re going to have ups and downs. No matter who it is, you’re gonna see that every quarterback in the league goes through this, it’s not just Colin going through that.”
Montana believes Kaepernick will have more opportunities to run if he becomes a better pocket passer.
“I think that’s the biggest transition for him,” Montana said.
“The worst part about it is everyone is talking to him about it,” the legend added. “So it’s not like he can relax and let it go and not think about it because everyone brings it up to him every day.”
Kaepernick has rushed for 376 yards this season, averaging 5.4 yards per carry.
Kaepernick has another chance to showcase his development as a pocket passer this week against the Seattle Seahawks at home.
In Week 2, Kaepernick threw for just 127 yards, with no touchdowns and three interceptions in a loss to the Seahawks.