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Nate Montana Works Out For San Francisco 49ers For Third Time


According to reports, undrafted rookie quarterback Nate Montana worked out for the San Francisco 49ers at their one-day rookie minicamp this past Friday. This was the third time Montana worked out for the Niners. In early May he attended San Francisco’s three-day rookie minicamp. On April 17, he worked out at a pre-draft local pro day in front of Niners coaches.

Nate will likely not make the 49ers’ roster or practice squad because of an already crowded competition at quarterback and other positions. In addition to Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco’s QB’s consist of Colt McCoy, Scott Tolzien and rookie B.J. Daniels. A former quarterback at Notre Dame and the University of Montana, the 49ers are the only team so far to bring Nate in for workouts.

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If anything the 49ers are honoring one of their legends in Joe Montana by bringing in his son for a chance to make a roster. Joe Montana did so much for the 49ers organization, the city of San Francisco and the Bay Area that this is the least the team could do. But that was already accomplished by working Nate out at the three-day rookie minicamp, May 10-12.

With Nate working out for the 49ers for the second time this month, I doubt Jim Harbaugh is still just extending goodwill. He might see something in Nate that he can work with and develop. Harbaugh has shown to be quarterback guru throughout his coaching career and maybe he thinks he can work his magic on Nate too.

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  • loverpoint

    The longer you keep a product in the publics eye, the more chance it has of catching on. I’m surprised that no team from the CFL or Arena league has brought him in for tryouts. I think it is great that the 49ers are allowing him all the opportunities to prove himself. These are opportunities that 99.9999999999% of the public would not be privileged to.