Kaepernick and Montana made their picks this week in separate interviews. Kap thinks Denver will win because Peyton Manning and his offense are capable of passing on the Seahawks’ nickel defense.
Playmakers Denver has on offense are better than some of the guys in (Seattle’s) nickel defense. Opportunity for a lot of big plays. If the Broncos can get (the Seahawks) nickel defense out there, they’ll have some great matchups. ~ Colin Kaepernick
Montana on the other was a little hesitant picking against the Seahawks because he has a friend on the team in Marshawn Lynch. Yes, you read that right, Montana and Lynch are friends. This is news to me, but Montana and his wife do philanthropic work with Lynch. Speaking on 95.7 The Game, Montana said of Super Bowl Sunday:
I still think Peyton is going to win. Unfortunately for Marshawn and Seattle, I think it’s going to be Peyton.
Having friends on the Seahawks or not, had Kap or Joe Cool picked Seattle to win, Niner fans would have yelled blasphemy. Regardless if they really thought the Broncos will win, it’s probably a good thing they didn’t pick the Seahawks.
In the same interview, Montana also explained why he was not in attendance at the final game at Candlestick Park:
If somebody left IBM and went to Apple, if they were shutting IBM down, do you think that guy would go back and visit? There’s something strange about athletics and what people expect you to do.
I wasn’t always a big fan of Candlestick to begin with, even though I played there. It might’ve been the worst field we played on throughout the years. But we had great memories there, yeah.