No. 2: Terrell Owens
Wide receiver Terrell Owens may have more controversy behind his name than accolades. And his on- and off-field antics may cloud his resume (clashes with quarterbacks Jeff Garcia and Donovan McNabb ring a bell).
But Owens was a darned good receiver during his pro tenure. And it’s a tenure that started with San Francisco.
From 1996 through 2003, Owens solidified himself as a complementary piece to, ahem, the next guy on our list, and then emerged as the top threat on the 49ers offense during the early part of the 2000s. During that stretch, Owens amassed 592 receptions for 8,572 yards and 81 touchdowns.
That’s an average of 1,071 receiving yards per season. Pretty darned good indeed.
Of course, Owens isn’t the No. 1 receiver in 49ers history. We all know who owns that accolade.