Best 49ers Quarterbacks of All-Time

The three best quarterbacks in the history of the franchise are fairly obvious, but they all are on this list for different reasons. Joe Montana is here because he is arguably the best ever simply because of how clutch he was. Steve Young is on this list because he followed a legend beautifully. Finally, YA Tittle is on this list because he was with the team when they were struggling, but he brought his hall of fame grit to a team that desperately needed.

Joe Montana is roundly considered to be one of the best ever because he won four Super Bowls, threw one of the most iconic passes in history and made sure that he was going to do all that he could to make the team better. He was the MVP of three Super Bowls, and he is still one of the coolest people in the history of the game. People call him Cool Joe to this day even though he can’t run or do much, and he is in one of the best passing duos with Jerry Rice. The two of them together changed the way we pass the ball to this day.


Steve Young made it onto this list because he sat behind Joe Montana for a long time before he had his chance. He followed the best QB in the history of the game and won his own title. He created a hall of fame career for himself after practically failing in the USFL and with the Bucs. He changed his career by being a member of a team that needed a solid backup. He turned that into a starting job that he used to be one of the best passing duos with Jerry Rice. He was so good that he actually surpassed the numbers Joe Montana had with Rice.

YA Tittle is on this list because he deserves to be recognized more than he was in the past. He was a brilliant player who made his name with other teams, but he came to the 49ers because they needed somebody. He did not become a hall of famer with the team, but he was very important for the team. He brought some credibility to the team that allowed them to draft Joe Montana without him running away. That was something that made the team better for the future, and every fan should be happy to say thank you to his family.

These three men made the 49ers one of the best franchises in all of professional sports. Without them, it would not be even remotely the same.


Best 49er Teams of All-Time

Okay, listen up guys. This content is for all you sports junkies. We are about to take a look at the top teams in the league, or at least from the opinion of the 49ers. Many of of the top options played from 1983 to 1998. This list will only contain teams that had what it took to win at least 10 games per season.

This list might even include one of your favorites. So, put down the phone guys for ten seconds and listen up.

1)The team from 1987. This is going to be somewhat controversial for some of you. The strike season for this year alone landed them in one of the top spots. This also marked the beginning of the Joe vs Steve debate. When they switched out Young for Montana (again) halfway through, this caused quite a stir for everyone, including the team. Had it not been for this, 1987 might not have landed on the list. Is it the only reason? No. It was however a contributing factor.

2)The year 2011. It is on the list right now. I guess because it’s still so fresh in everyone’s mind. If you give it another ten years, I am sure it’s going to fall into oblivion. This season was not particularly refreshing or important, in any way, shape or form. They came in with a good 13-3 win total. That’s got to count for something.

3)The year was 1990. This was much like our 2001 year. It had an overall feeling of “what if” that was left on everyone involved. Why did it land a spot on the list, especially if there was nothing that great about it? Craig was the one who had all those fumbles against the Giants. Jerry Rice and the defense was what made this year special, in a nut shell.

4)The year was 1992. The record was 14-2. The only thing worth mentioning with this is Jerry Rice and the offense. They all played true to form and better than others had in the past.

5)We are now in year 2012. Frank Gore and Aldon Smith were two of the main reasons this year gets credited for this list. The defense was not as dominant. The offense more than made up for it though.

6)The year is 1988. This year’s team had a few things working for them. Number one, they had just won the Lombardi Trophy. The other thing was the playoff they managed to pull off, especially from past teams who tormented them.

7) In 1981 they drafted thee main people for starters. Ronnie Lott was one of them. Montana got them to the Super Bowl. He topped the Bengals 26-21. At the halftime they were only leading by 20. What he did with this alone was impressive.

8)1994 got the win of 13-3. Two people stuck out this year. They were Jerry Rice and Ricky Watters. Brent Jones also got the tag as one of the best “tight ends” in the league.

9) In 1984 only one thing needs to be said. The 49ers won 3 playoff games. Some other things happened during this year, but this even is the most noteworthy and impressive feat.

10) 1989 is the final year of mention on this list, but many people think it’s the best in team history. Joe Montana and Brent Jones were the two main players at the height of their skill level. The sixth-leading receiver caught about 9 passes. The Fourth-leading rushers got about 129 yards down. Steve Young had held the prior spot, with about 126 yards down. You can see how this extra 3 yards makes the list.