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

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9. Steve Bono

Quarterback Steve Bono had the daunting task of backing up both Joe Montana and Steve Young during his 49ers career. He spent five seasons as a 49er, and his best season came in 1991 where he started six games (due to injuries to both Young and Montana), and compiled an impressive 5-1 record with 14 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.

Yes, he had many good players around him. But he still had to get the ball to the right place at the right time and stay within the system. Bono easily achieved this goal.

In that same season, Bono finished the year with the fourth-highest QB passer rating behind Steve Young, Jim Kelly, and Mark Rypien.

Considering Bono didn’t play much, the fact he finished with 2,558 passing yards as a 49er is impressive. Bono also won a Super Bowl. He wasn’t the starter. However, considering how good that 49ers team was, the fact he was good enough to be on that 53-man roster speaks volumes.

This is a good enough reason to put him at No. 9 on this list.

Next: No. 8: Colin Kaepernick