No. 7: Wide Receiver Antonio Bryant
Signed in 2006 to a four-year, $14 million contract
Unlike Tully Banta-Cain, wide receiver Antonio Bryant never had a good season for the 49ers.
At least not off the field.
On it, Bryant was productive at first. He managed back-to-back 100-plus-yard games to kick off 2006, suggesting this NFL free agency signing was a smart one. After that, though, Bryant recorded 50-plus yards just three times.
In total, Bryant had 733 yards on 40 catches and three touchdowns his lone year in San Francisco.
But what makes Bryant’s brief tenure with the Niners even more of a bust were the various off-field and locker-room incidents. There were reports he was showing up late for team meetings. And, of course, there was that November 2006 arrest for reckless driving, driving under the influence and resisting arrest.
Yeah, not a good idea.
The 49ers cut ties with Bryant after just one season into his four-year deal, although the talented-yet-troubled wideout did manage to put together a 1,200-yard season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008 after spending most of the previous year trying to get back into the league.
Still, a major free-agent bust for San Francisco.