Pro Football Weekly recently sifted through the annals of NFL history to develop a list of 5 candidates deemed "the best in the history of the franchise". Apparently you can vote on profootballweekly.com for the player you think is the best of the best. They will do one team a week between June 6 and Jan 15, starting with Arizona and finishing with Washington. The 49ers candidates are:
S Ronnie Lott
QB Joe Montana
RB Joe Perry
WR Jerry Rice
QB Steve Young
Rice is the undisputed best WR ever. Some of these other players are touted as "one of the best" at their positions, but Rice's records are so high it's going to take a while for anyone to top them. Hence to me, he is the best player from the franchise - and my favorite player ever.
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