Fellow 49ers' fans,
Do you remember the days when the last thing any of us had to worry about was our quarterback?
When you stop and think about it, we were really quite lucky.
We went from Joe Montana, the best quarterback in the history of the NFL (my friends who are Dolphins' fans hate this, but how many rings does Dan Marino have again?), to Steve Young, who would have gone as one of the best QBs in the NFL history if it hadn't been for a stint in the USFL and a nightmare run with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Ever since then, it's been kind of rocky for Frisco fans, especially when it comes to signal callers.
Jeff Garcia came in and did a nice job for a while, but the front office, in its infinite wisdom, decided to let Garcia go.
We the fans have been suffering ever since.
Tim Rattay, Ken Dorsey, Cody Pickett, Alex Smith, Trent Dilfer, Shaun Hill, Chris Weinke, J.T. O'Sullivan.
Pardon me while I vomit...
OK, that's better, but not really.
With that out of the way, I figured I'd hand out grades to the SF QBs.
Just to be clear, in evaluating guys like Hill or Smith, who have been with the club for a while, this grade is based solely on their production in a 49ers uniform.
If it's a newcomer like Jamie Martin (is that really the best we can do?), the grade is more indicative of that person's career and potential impact on the team.
If you can stomach it, I think I can. Let's get into it.