San Francisco 49ers: Ranking the 10 Best Quarterbacks in Franchise History

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10. Steve Spurrier

Quarterback Steve Spurrier gets the nod on this list even though he was primarily a punter and the backup quarterback to John Brodie. Spurrier beat out fellow QBs Jim Plunkett and Steve DeBerg primarily for No. 10 because he had a winning record.

Spurrier is better known as the quarterback of the University of Florida, who won the 1966 Heisman Trophy. He was the third-overall selection for the 49ers in the 1967 NFL draft, and he went on to compile a record of 13-12-1 and 5,250 passing yards in nine seasons with the team.

Spurrier was adept at playing in different weather conditions and was at his best under pressure. His best game was in the snow against the Minnesota Vikings in 1973, where he went 31-of-48 for 320 yards.

Not a bad throwing performance in the snow, no doubt.

Spurrier is one of only six quarterbacks in franchise history to finish with a winning record (minimum 20 games started). He is also in the top-10 for most passing touchdowns (33).

It is impossible to keep a winning 49ers quarterback who meets the criteria, from being left off this list.

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