nfl legend joe montana playing soccer in Canada?

It may sound like a dream, but the four-time Super Bowl champion he says it was at least presented to him as an option.

Close up of San Francisco 49ers QB Joe Montana, #16, before a game against the Minnesota Vikings in San Francisco.

Close up of San Francisco 49ers QB Joe Montana, #16, before a game against the Minnesota Vikings in San Francisco. (Mickey Pfleger/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)

Montana was in radio line at Super Bowl LVII on Thursday, and the NFL legend told radio host Rich Eisen that comedian John Candy tried to recruit him to the Canadian Football League during his career.

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«My contract was up and he was one of the owners of the Toronto Argonauts,» Montana said. «He was trying to get me to go to Canada.»

«They just didn’t have enough money,» Montana added with a laugh.

Montana told Eisen that he actually had some meetings with Candy about signing with the Argonauts.

Actor John Candy receives the Scleroderma Research Foundation's Founders Award at the foundation's fourth annual benefit dinner on June 9, 1991 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California.

Actor John Candy receives the Scleroderma Research Foundation’s Founders Award at the foundation’s fourth annual benefit dinner on June 9, 1991 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California. (Joan Adlen/Getty Images)

In 1991, Candy became a minority shareholder in Argonauts after los angeles reyes owner Bruce McNall purchased the team.

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Montana and Candy are linked by a famous story in which Montana pointed Candy on the sidelines during Super Bowl XXII.

With the 49ers trailing 16-13 against the Cincinnati Bengals Late in the fourth quarter, Montana told offensive lineman Harris Barton that Candy was on the sidelines as they set up for the game-winning drive.

«I didn’t do it to relax him,» Montana said. «I just thought you’d appreciate seeing John Candy!»

Joe Montana attends SiriusXM's Super Bowl LVII on February 9, 2023 in Phoenix.

Joe Montana attends SiriusXM’s Super Bowl LVII on February 9, 2023 in Phoenix. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

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«He appreciates it now more than he did before we started ‘The Drive’.»

Montana would lead San Francisco on a 92-yard drive, capped by a 10-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver John Taylor to win Super Bowl XXII.

Candy passed away in 1994 of a heart attack.