The San Francisco 49ers hosted a local pro day workout at team headquarters with a familiar last name in attendance, Montana.
The first name of the Montana in attendance was Nate and, yes, he is the son of legendary quarterback Joe Montana. Nate’s last name was getting him a lot of attention at the 49ers local pro day as he was surrounded by reporters and cameras after practice. Unfortunately, Nate is not expected to be selected by a team in next week’s NFL Draft. But the good news is he is expected to be signed by a team as an undrafted free agent.
A big red flag for teams is Montana going to four different schools which included Pasadena City College, Notre Dame, Montana and West Virginia Wesleyan. His college career ended at West Virginia Wesleyan which is a Division II school. He led his conference with 2,480 passing yards and 19 touchdowns in his final season.
Since Montana moved around so much I doubt the 49ers will end up signing him as an undrafted free agent, so we will not see another Montana at quarterback. But I guess you never know when it comes to Jim Harbaugh as he relishes having a project to develop at quarterback. That would be a big accomplishment for Harbaugh to pull off. But if he can make Alex Smith play better, anything is possible.
Montana conducted an interview with the 49ers official website after the workout. In the interview Nate talks about how his dad helped him develop as a quarterback. Watch the full video interview by clicking here. Below are some highlights:
Q: What were your impressions of coach Harbaugh and coach Roman?
NM: I like them. I got to speak briefly with coach Roman and coach Harbaugh as well. They seem like great guys and know how to get the best out of you.
Q: Did you think about some of the things your dad was able to accomplish while you were out on the practice field? Do some of the memories creep into your mind or are you just worrying about giving these coaches the best look at you possible?
NM: I am more worried about giving these coaches the best look possible. You know it’s hard to stack myself up against my dad, he was always the greatest. If I were to do that it would hurt the confidence a lot. So I just go out and put my best foot forward.