The San Francisco 49ers have one of the best records in NFL history, with 20 division championships, seven conference titles, and five Super Bowl championships. On a team with outstanding talent each year, who among its past and present players could be ranked as the 50 greatest? Who would occupy the coveted #1 spot? Jerry Rice? Ronnie Lott? Joe Montana? Steve Young? Robert Cohen, has his own take on the matter and in a book that is bound to inspire conversation if not controversy, ranks who he believes are the greatest players from 1-50, with 25 honorable mentions.
ROBERT W. COHEN has published several books on baseball, football, and basketball, including A Team for the Ages: Baseball’s All-Time All-Star Team, The 50 Greatest Players in Cubs History, and The 50 Most Dynamic Duos in Sports History. He lives in Clifton, New Jersey.