I'm not familiar enough with the pre-80s players to say, but seems like Johnson and Nomellini have a strong argument for top 5 status. Nomellini was named all-NFL twice on offense and 4 times on defense. Also pretty cool that he was our first ever draft choice.
Other pre-80s HOFers who spent the bulk of their careers with the Niners:
FB Joe Perry
HB Hugh McElhenny
QB Y.A. Little
CB Jimmy Johnson
LB Dave Wilcox
Would be nice to hear from some experts on that era.
my 1980s-present top 5:
5) T.O. (but Willis will surpass him in no time)
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