XFL quarterback Steven Montez getting a tryout with 49ers

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The 49ers are giving XFL quarterback Steven Montez a tryout during their rookie minicamp.

The XFL announced five more workouts of its players by NFL teams, with cornerback Antoine Brooks (Bills), defensive lineman Matthew Gotel (Falcons) and center Michael Menet (Falcons) also getting a look-see by an NFL team.

The 49ers needed a quarterback to play the position for them at their rookie camp. They have Brock Purdy, Trey Lance, Sam Darnold and Brandon Allen at the position, with Purdy continuing his rehab from elbow surgery.

Montez appeared in only one game and threw only two passes this spring season behind Ben DiNucci for the Seattle Sea Dragons.

The Lions cut Montez last May 11, and he didn’t re-sign to their practice squad until Dec. 22 and finished the season there.

Montez went undrafted out of Colorado in 2020 and signed with Washington. He spent most of that season on the practice squad and did not appear in any games when he was bumped up to the active roster during the regular season.

The Lions signed him to their practice squad on Sept. 2, 2021, after he went 22-of-34 for 136 yards with a touchdown and an interception while playing for the Commanders in the preseason.

5 responses to “XFL quarterback Steven Montez getting a tryout with 49ers

  1. Anything can happen, so this kid is probably delighted to put on an NFL jersey again. If you’ve followed Kurt Warner’s career, you know not to ever give up on your dream.

  2. Shanahan is weird with QBs. He has that Jon Gruden mentality. The QB he likes is always the next one. Jimmy G, Nick Mullens, Trey Lance, Brock Purdy, Sam Darnold…

  3. Good idea since they dont currently have a QB ready to start the season. I dont care how smart Kyle Shanahan is, and how great the roster is, no QB, no win. niners were lucky to end the season with that win streak as well, since they played almost no one of any quality during that span, this team smells like a wildcard this year…you just watch and see.

  4. People pushing narratives above not understanding rookie minicamp requires rookies-including rookie QBs which none of the signed qbs are.

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