Originally posted by 9ers:
Sorry old farts but T.O. >>>>>>>>>>>>> Dwight Clark
I think the difference of opinion is due to the definition of "Greatest SF 49er's", not the greatest football players that ever played for the 49er's.
TO played roughly half his career in SF, so many of his stats were gained while wearing a different uniform. Same with Charles Haley.
Heck, if we went with the second definition, Neon Deion should probably be on the list.
Yes, Montana, Rice, and Lott finished their careers elsewhere, but the vast majority of their careers were here. Young started elsewhere, but is definitely perceived as a 9'er. TO played in too many different uniforms to be immediately remembered as a San Francisco 49er.