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10 best San Francisco 49ers players of all-time: From Jerry Rice to Trent Williams

Best San Francisco 49ers players of all-time
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When ranking the 10 best San Francisco 49ers players of all-time, we have to look at eras. Sure Terrell Owens put up some huge numbers during his time in Northern California. But he can’t be compared to Jerry Rice due to the difference in NFL rules during their playing days.

One thing is clear. Both Joe Montana and Steve Young find themselves near the top of the list. There’s also a current member of the team that ranks among the best players in franchise history. Without further ado, let’s check in on the 10-best San Francisco 49ers players of all-time.

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10. Trent Williams, offensive tackle

San Francisco 49ers' Trent Williams
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9. Joe Perry, running back

Best San Francisco 49ers players of all-time: Joe Perry
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8. Patrick Willis, linebacker

San Francisco 49ers' Patrick Willis
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7. Frank Gore, running back

San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore
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6. Roger Craig, running back

San Francisco 49ers' Roger Craig
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5. Bryant Young, defensive tackle

San Francisco 49ers' Bryant Young
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4. Ronnie Lott, safety

San Francisco 49ers' Ronnie Lott
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3. Steve Young, quarterback

Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers
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2. Joe Montana, quarterback

San Francisco 49ers' Joe Montana
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1. Jerry Rice, wide receiver

San Francisco 49ers' Jerry Rice
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