Greatest 49ers of all time: No. 27 – Jeff Garcia
Career Stats with 49ers: 16,408 passing yards, 113 passing touchdowns, 56 interceptions, 61.4 completion percentage, 88.3 passer rating, 318 carries, 1,571 rushing yards, 21 rushing touchdowns
It amazes me how little respect Jeff Garcia gets for all he did in San Francisco. He may have been an underdog as an import from the CFL, but it didn’t take long for him to prove his worth to the 49ers.
His “rookie” season was a rocky one, but it only took until his second year to entrench himself as the 49ers’ starting quarterback. By the end of his third season in San Francisco, he had become one of only a handful of NFL signal callers to compile back-to-back seasons with 30+ passing touchdowns.
Although his time with the team only lasted five seasons, Garcia earned his place in 49er history. Between his impressive leadership skills, big-play ability in the clutch, and overall production, there’s little to knock him for.
Some discredit him a bit due to his status as a journeyman in the final few seasons of his career. However, if you’re solely looking at what he did in San Francisco, it’s clear as day he’s one of the top quarterbacks to ever play for the franchise.