Greatest 49ers of all time: No. 1 – Jerry Rice
Career Stats with 49ers: 1,281 receptions, 19,247 receiving yards, 176 receiving TDs, 84 carries, 625 rushing yards, ten rushing TDs
Was there really any other choice for the top 49er of all time? Absolutely not.
Rice is easily the best wide receiver to ever grace the gridiron, and probably has a case as the greatest NFL player of all time. No matter what opposing defenses did, there was simply no slowing Rice.
His hands were perfect. Anything that came his way, he caught it. After the catch, he excelled at racking up yards and finding the end zone. The routes he ran were simply outstanding, often leaving defenders wondering what just happened. Do you get it yet? The guy was good.
Rice was a 12-time Pro Bowler, 10-time All-Pro, and won the NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP and Offensive Player of the Year one time each. Many of his records may never be broken, forever etching his name in the annals of football history.
There’s no doubt in my mind Rice is the greatest player to ever wear a 49ers uniform. Honestly, I don’t think many folks would question that assertion, even with how successful some of San Francisco quarterbacks were.