With preseason about two months away and major pro football news being in short supply, what better time than now to take a nostalgic look at some of the greatest to ever don the 49er red and gold?
Surely it's not the first time this subject has been debated on B/R, nor will it be the last. But considering the amount of talent that has gone through San Francisco, the topic of greatest players in franchise history will probably always be debated.
This list only includes players who spent a good portion of their careers in San Francisco and could go into the Hall of Fame as 49ers.
Larry Allen is probably the greatest offensive lineman to ever grace a 49er huddle, but he belongs to the Niners about as much as Roger Craig belongs to the Minnesota Vikings.
With that said, here's a look at the lineup of arguably the greatest 49ers offensive players ever and their backups, some of whom were Pro Bowlers and even a few Hall of Famers. Let the debating begin...