No. 5: John Taylor
If it hadn’t been for one Jerry Rice, wide receiver John Taylor may have been one of the most recognizable names in 49ers history from the 1980s and early 90s.
Well, Taylor should still be pretty recognizable even if he frequently played in Rice’s shadow.
Taylor was a great complementary piece to Rice and enjoyed a similar tenure with San Francisco from 1987 through 1995.
During that span, Taylor hauled in 347 catches for 5,598 yards and 43 touchdowns. His accolades helped him earn two Pro Bowl nominations in 1988 and 1989.
But the next guy on this list has one play that simply cannot be overlooked. It is, without argument, the greatest play in 49ers history.