New era of NFL quarterbacks pose challenge to 49ers, league

Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /
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Quarterback Kyler Murray (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

The 49ers and the rest of the NFL will have their hands full with these five dynamic signal-callers.

To say NFL fans have been spoiled the last 20 years or so with some of the best quarterback play the league has seen might be an understatement.

The San Francisco 49ers organization is no stranger to quarterback greatness, having fielded two of the greatest QBs in NFL history in Joe Montana and Steve Young.

We have witnessed the likes future Hall of Famers like Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and, of course, Tom Brady among others.

Their incredible accuracy, quick decision-making and leadership abilities have helped guide their respective teams to Super Bowl championships and consistent playoff appearances through the years.

The story and history of the NFL could not be written or told without them, between the combined 10 Super Bowl championships and Brees’ holding the record for all-time passing yardage, the record books have been shattered. Each of these quarterbacks has time left to secure another Lombardi trophy and add to their legacies.

But the window is closing for them.

With these all-time greats now in the twilight of their careers, there are young, talented quarterbacks ready and capable of taking the NFL by storm. Some have already lit the league up and solidified themselves as franchise guys, while the others are just scratching the surface of their enormous and unique talent.

The 49ers defense has already faced off against three of the quarterbacks on this list, and with varying degrees of success and failure.

With all that said, let’s look at five quarterbacks under 25 years old who’ll be the faces of the league for the foreseeable future.