The pion momentum distributions (MDs) in four channels of virtual decay p→B+π, B = N, Δ, N
1/2+(1440) are calculated in two models, the microscopic model of 3
0 scalar q−q fluctuation with the pion as a composite q−q-system and the chiral semi-microscopic model of πq interaction with the pion as a structureless Goldstone boson. The results of the above models are similar for the baryon states B = N, Δ, N
1/2-(1535) but are rather different for the Roper resonance N
1/2+(1440) which corresponds to excitation of two oscillator quanta in the nucleon. The experimental investigation of pion MDs by means of the reaction of quasi-elastic knockout of pion by an electron of a few GeV energy p(e, e′ π)B may be very suitable for Jefferson Laboratory, Virginia (JLab).