Originally posted by Hollywood:
You can tell who all the new niner fans are. They are the one's who voted for Alex Smith. Obviously anyone who saw Bono play could see that he was leaps and bounds better than Smith. But these kiddies have probably never heard of him. What a sad sad state our fan base is in.
Before we get all gooey eyed over the greatness of Bono, look at the stats. Yes, he was my favorite back up (other than Young) but he was not a great QB...decent at best. He played for two teams before the 9ers (Minn & Pit) and after the 9ers went to KC, GB, St. Louis & Carolina. He was usually third string on those teams, rising to second a couple of times mostly due to injury.
Stats don't always tell the tale but he was working behind some QBs who were mediocre on other teams and couldn't crack the lineup. KC kept Grbac and released Bono when Montana retired. Battled the great Tony Banks for playing time in St Louis!
Edit: His best years, by far, were with the 9ers. Shows how important the organization is.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Feb 9, 2011 at 06:59:47 ]