The true story revealed by Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News…
Just when you thought you’ve heard it all, a report from the San Jose Mercury News reveals an attempt back in the early 1990s to bring heralded QB Joe Montana to the CFL.
A quote from the article reads:
Montana has joked about Candy’s recruiting pitch over the years. In November, speaking at Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce event in San Jose, the eight-time Pro Bowl selection said that’s how he was able to spot the actor so easily: “Now, I’d met John Candy already because, a number of years before that, my contract was up and … he was trying to get me to come to Canada.”
To read the full story and hear just how close Montana was to becoming a QB for the Toronto Argonauts, CLICK HERE.