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Joe Montana’s son gets a workout with the 49ers

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The 49ers are inviting local draft prospects to the team facility to work out on Wednesday, and the son of a 49ers legend will be among those in attendance.

Nate Montana, the quarterback son of Hall of Famer Joe Montana, will work out for the 49ers, according to the Associated Press.

Although Nate got a lot of attention when he followed in his father’s footsteps and enrolled at Notre Dame, he never had much of an impact as a college quarterback. He played only briefly and went through multiple transfers, ultimately finishing his college career at West Virginia Wesleyan.

Montana probably won’t be drafted, but he has a chance of catching on somewhere as an undrafted free agent. If he gets a spot on the 90-man roster in San Francisco, he’d be the most popular undrafted free agent in camp.

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61 Responses to “Joe Montana’s son gets a workout with the 49ers”
  1. melkipershero says: Apr 16, 2013 4:57 PM

    I feel bad for some of these old players kids. It’s impossible to live up to what his dad did. Much like MJ’s sons.

  2. ejm845 says: Apr 16, 2013 4:57 PM

    he’d have a chance to start for the JETS

  3. southridge23 says: Apr 16, 2013 4:58 PM

    I’m not sorry for him or anything but it’s hard enough to follow in your old mans steps through college and now pros…it’s another when your old man was the top 3 to ever play the position…good luck kid..

    If it doesn’t workout, maybe Sketchers commercials??

  4. pryor4heisman says: Apr 16, 2013 4:58 PM

    This guy is a stiff.

    No wonder this Harbaugh choked in the superbowl, he is clueless

  5. ghostofnflpresent says: Apr 16, 2013 4:58 PM

    they said his dad wasn’t good enough! Who knows?

  6. inyofaceagain says: Apr 16, 2013 4:59 PM

    a courtesy to Joe Cool

  7. mhalt99 says: Apr 16, 2013 4:59 PM

    I honestly don’t know whether to cheer for the kid because he is a hard working, never give up underdog……OR…to hate on him as someone living off of nepotism and potentially taking a spot from someone who actually deserves it.

    Any non 49 or ND fans wanna chime in and help me decide.

    Thumbs up for hard working give him a shot

    Thumbs down for spoiled nepotism

  8. melkipershero says: Apr 16, 2013 5:00 PM

    If it doesn’t workout, maybe Sketchers commercials??

    Now that’s good stuff

  9. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Apr 16, 2013 5:00 PM

    I’d give him a shot. Imagine the people he learned from all his life including his father. It’s worth at least a tryout, Brady is compared to Joe a lot and nobody thought much of Brady coming out of college.

  10. Sideline Mob says: Apr 16, 2013 5:03 PM

    Hannah Montana > Nate Montana. But only as a quarterback. Nate’s a better singer.

  11. egomaniac247 says: Apr 16, 2013 5:04 PM

    Nothing to feel sorry about. He lived an awesome childhood, played sports in college, and will inherit millions….while being able to say his dad was possibly the greatest QB ever.

    Not a bad life.

    He’ll get a shot but let’s call a spade a spade….this is a professional courtesy to Joe Montana.

    They already have 2 decent backups behind Kaep.

  12. EJ says: Apr 16, 2013 5:05 PM

    Of course Joe Montana’s seed would get his chance with the 49ers, who in their right mind would have thought differently?

  13. southridge23 says: Apr 16, 2013 5:08 PM

    “Hannah Montana > Nate Montana. But only as a quarterback. Nate’s a better singer.”

    Well played sir..

  14. frozen49er says: Apr 16, 2013 5:08 PM

    pryor4heisman says:
    Apr 16, 2013 4:58 PM
    This guy is a stiff.

    No wonder this Harbaugh choked in the superbowl, he is clueless

    ——————————
    Go watch women’s basketball.

  15. greysolon says: Apr 16, 2013 5:08 PM

    Make it fun—

    Get Bill Walsh’s son to call him to sign as a FA, one of Eddie Debartolo’s daughters to write him a check, Jerry Rice Jr to catch some passes in camp, and one of Steve Young’s sons to challenge him for a roster spot.

    Then get Jason Seifert to give him a bus ticket to KC.

  16. jtbaudendistel says: Apr 16, 2013 5:10 PM

    Good for Nate. Keep working hard.

  17. squared80 says: Apr 16, 2013 5:12 PM

    It’s Joe Montana’s kid, of course they’re going to do this. Just like Cris Carter’s son will get a shot with the Vikings.

  18. hlna55 says: Apr 16, 2013 5:13 PM

    Ravens should give him a look. They will be shopping for a QB in a couple years. sincerely, thank you from the AFC north. O

  19. stoutfiles says: Apr 16, 2013 5:13 PM

    “He’ll get a shot but let’s call a spade a spade….this is a professional courtesy to Joe Montana.”

    Yep. I only feel bad for him if he grew up expecting to be a great NFL QB just because his dad was.

  20. bigbeefyd says: Apr 16, 2013 5:13 PM

    This is why Elway’s son Jack quit football. Following in the steps of your legendary father is darned near impossible.

  21. trojan33sc says: Apr 16, 2013 5:14 PM

    I like the kid but he’s not good enough. He will be fortunate to get a picture wearing the 49’s uniform to place on his mantel. Enough said…..

  22. thetooloftools says: Apr 16, 2013 5:16 PM

    This is a prelude to… I did everything I could…SON. At least I hope he doesn’t end up like Phil Simms dope head son.

  23. chillyball says: Apr 16, 2013 5:18 PM

    Vikings. You heard it here first. From me…cause I’m psychic.

  24. purplekoolaid1 says: Apr 16, 2013 5:20 PM

    A tailor made courtesy invite.

  25. cornerblitz says: Apr 16, 2013 5:20 PM

    mhalt99 says: Apr 16, 2013 4:59 PM

    Any non 49 or ND fans wanna chime in and help me decide.

    =====================

    Well, he isn’t wasted roster space YET, it’s just a work out, so maybe hold off on hating and give him a shot?

    That’s my two cents.

  26. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Apr 16, 2013 5:20 PM

    what are some stats on the kid? Size, speed, arm?

  27. mackcarrington says: Apr 16, 2013 5:25 PM

    Nate ??? Nate ??? He sure did grow up fast !! Wasn’t he just in that commercial with Cam Newton?

  28. eatitfanboy says: Apr 16, 2013 5:25 PM

    225 for 436 51.6% 2480 yds 19 tds 7 ints 5.7 YPA

    That was his line last year at division II West Virginia Wesleyan. No web site I can find has him listed in the Top 25 QB prospects this year.

    Holy publicity stunt, Batman!

    At least Frank Sinatra had the good sense to name his son after him so could at least use it to get his foot in the door.

    Seriously, NATE Montana? Kid doesn’t have a chance.

  29. banvard316 says: Apr 16, 2013 5:27 PM

    I think Joe Montana has a bettee shot of signing with the 49ers.

  30. bigalhebdman says: Apr 16, 2013 5:30 PM

    Bob Griese and Phil Simms’s sons got descent shots playing in the NFL……….Uh, than of course there are the Sons of that old Saint Archie Manning.

  31. swaggyy says: Apr 16, 2013 5:32 PM

    Well they already have Kaepernick and McCoy, might as well add another bad QB.

  32. strokeytheclown says: Apr 16, 2013 5:43 PM

    Somewhere in America, Brian Griese is shaking his head saying “Don’t do it kid”!!!’

  33. rocketcrab says: Apr 16, 2013 5:50 PM

    At least this has the potential to be a much more positive story than the one about my hero’s sons in the Unitas family.

  34. whistler121 says: Apr 16, 2013 5:53 PM

    Looking for magic Joe moved him to different high school football factories. The first thing he did in Missoula after transferring from Notre Dame was to get a DUI — gives him NFL cred.

    Suggested at the time that Joe and Jennifer forget football and help him get his life together, hope he has. Haven’t followed him since.

  35. lionsninersfan says: Apr 16, 2013 5:55 PM

    At least Brian griese won a national championship at Michigan!

  36. stevenwilliams2013 says: Apr 16, 2013 5:58 PM

    Poor kid,..his old man had to beg his old team to give his kid a try out.

  37. lionsninersfan says: Apr 16, 2013 6:03 PM

    Also Griese didn’t get a scholarship to play for Michigan, he was a walk on who beat Ohio state 3 times and went undefeated as a senior and led U of M to the national championship! He also has a superbowl ring from his time in Denver and was a pro bowler in 2000. Overall not a great proffesional qb, but had an excellent college career.

  38. nativeraider says: Apr 16, 2013 6:07 PM

    If he cant beat out Colt… I hope he takes Colt McCoys spot!

  39. Phintastic says: Apr 16, 2013 6:09 PM

    Sideline Mob says:
    Apr 16, 2013 5:03 PM
    Hannah Montana > Nate Montana. But only as a quarterback. Nate’s a better singer.

    Now THAT’S some funny sh**!!!

  40. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 16, 2013 6:09 PM

    melkipershero says:
    Apr 16, 2013 4:57 PM
    I feel bad for some of these old players kids. It’s impossible to live up to what his dad did. Much like MJ’s sons.

    __________________

    They probably get really disappointed until the look at their bank account.

  41. thefiesty1 says: Apr 16, 2013 6:12 PM

    Nate is not his dad. Apparently that’s why his college career didn’t pan out. Too bad entitlement doesn’t get you anywhere.

  42. norcalsportsknowledge says: Apr 16, 2013 6:19 PM

    It’s good to have connections, don’t hate. You can’t have too many camp arms.

  43. majormeatcurtains says: Apr 16, 2013 6:21 PM

    At least he turned out better than some famous children… like Chastity Bono for instance.The Lord called a mulligan on that one.

  44. discosucs2005 says: Apr 16, 2013 6:27 PM

    I went to middle and high school with Nate (he used to go by Scooter). He never really did much on our high school football team, but he and his brother are both really nice (at least, they always were to me and it’s not like we were close friends or anything).

    I hope he gets a shot (probably won’t make the roster in SF with two well liked backups) for being nice, but idk how good he is.

  45. keylimelight says: Apr 16, 2013 6:30 PM

    The way Nate has moved from college to college suggests that he either lacks the skill or the commitment to be able to follow his father into professional ball.

    But, as he approaches graduation, at least this gives him some publicity which may help him get a job somewhere in the ranks of the NFL. Look at it as a job interview where he gets to meet people in the industry and get his name out there.

    Welcome to the jungle, Nate and good luck to you.

  46. mj1818 says: Apr 16, 2013 7:34 PM

    Why did he get a tryout with the 9ers? Dd someone in the front office feel like they could benefit from his presence? Doubt it..

  47. cjweber5187 says: Apr 16, 2013 7:34 PM

    With the 9th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select….

  48. phinfan says: Apr 16, 2013 7:52 PM

    And Brian Griese played a few weeks with Miami. Its a nice gesture but doesn’t mean crap

  49. melkipershero says: Apr 16, 2013 7:53 PM

    Its funny to me how some people think money = being happy. I know broke people who smile all day and well off people who do nothing but frown.

  50. The Prophet says: Apr 16, 2013 7:53 PM

    I don’t care how mediocre this kid is. Putting him on the roster and giving him every chance to succeed is the least the 49ers can do for Montana considering how they booted him out the door.

  51. brauningj says: Apr 16, 2013 7:54 PM

    with a name like pryor4heisman i would expect such ignorance. 49ers are a class organization offering a legends son an opportunity. they didn’t pay him a million dollars or anything. I bet Montana’s son throws for as many yards as Pryor does in the NfL ZERO. who is your hero now? really? you named yourself after a fraud in college? he wasn’t that special there and will never make an Nfl roster in his lifetime. I realize living in Columbus or thereabouts you don’t have anything to do so here is a novel idea. Learn football and some etiquette. Yes you can google it to learn what it means. Enough said.

  52. justsaynotodrunktweeting says: Apr 16, 2013 8:11 PM

    If money doesn’t buy you happiness…you can always just give it to me

  53. mjkelly77 says: Apr 16, 2013 8:16 PM

    pryor4heisman says:Apr 16, 2013 4:58 PM

    This guy is a stiff.

    No wonder this Harbaugh choked in the superbowl, he is clueless
    ________________________

    Funny …. oh, and true.

  54. smcgaels1997 says: Apr 16, 2013 8:57 PM

    Yeah that Harbaugh sure clueless..take over a 6-10 team goes 13-3; then 11-3-1 and goes to a SB. Yupp he sureee is clueless

  55. raymondtx says: Apr 16, 2013 9:19 PM

    So when your dad is Joe Freakin Montana, it gets you into Notre Dame, West Virginia, and a “tryout” with dad’s old team. Nice perks.

  56. johnnytarr says: Apr 16, 2013 10:43 PM

    ejm845 says:
    Apr 16, 2013 4:57 PM
    he’d have a chance to start for the JETS
    =================================
    Thanks for the laugh

  57. edwinmoses says: Apr 16, 2013 10:53 PM

    well ladi freaking dah.

  58. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Apr 16, 2013 11:06 PM

    Com’on man he can start as the Gatorade guy & wait for that once in a generation freak accident which leaves him as the only viable QB left on the sidelines where he’ll get his big shot.

  59. johnnybandwagon says: Apr 16, 2013 11:58 PM

    to

    Hey 9er fans,
    1st and goal + can’t score= choke
    Deal with it!

  60. jfinn5 says: Apr 17, 2013 2:33 AM

    It’s like the movie Animal House. We have to because he is legacy.

  61. yevrag3535 says: Apr 17, 2013 3:33 AM

    He is not his dad, let it go…..

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