Check out what Joe Montana said about Colin Kaepernick on SI Now.
Q: Is it tough to watch when the quarterback and the front office are not on the same page? How big of a setback can that be for a team?
MONTANA: “That’s usually the leader of the team in most cases, and people look to him at this point. And he’s a quiet person. He doesn’t share a lot. He doesn’t talk to a lot of the guys. And that’s difficult for an offense to operate, because communication between the quarterback and the receiver is one of the most important things. Even with the offensive line. When there’s problems, you have to be able to talk to those guys and figure it out while you’re out on the field. And when you have a guy that doesn’t really want to be there, you don’t know whether to put yourself behind him or not. And you want to believe in him, but if he doesn’t want to be there, then…I’m sure they tried everything they could to get him to go someplace that he could be happy because it would best for both.”
Q: Clearly he doesn’t want to play for them, right?
MONTANA: “That’s just an assumption that everybody is making, but I really think it is more the organization than it is anything else. I think there are some people in the upper echelons that he probably doesn’t get along with, which wouldn’t be the first time.
“He’s got such a talent, it’s just hard to see. But obviously the way he played last year, it was very difficult for them to put their eggs all in his basket, especially with the mindset that he has, him not even wanting to be there.”