The kind folks at NFL.com have shared their opinions on the most underrated and overrated players for each team in the National Football League.
On Monday, the San Francisco 49ers underrated and overrated players were unveiled.
Keep in mind, this is the opinion of two NFL.com writers. It’s hard to agree with all of their selections, especially when Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana was placed among the overrated players.
Sorry, can’t support that claim.
However, the top underrated player was a solid choice. NFL.com selected former 49ers wide receiver John Taylor.
“Robin to Jerry Rice’s Batman, Taylor was the perfect No. 2 receiving option for the San Francisco 49ers. He was neither flashy nor physically imposing, but he was multi-dimensional — finishing his career with the second-most punt return yards in franchise history. He was also big in the clutch. You might recall Montana’s game-winning touchdown pass to Taylor — not Rice — in the waning seconds of Super Bowl XXIII. Taylor is sixth all time in receiving yards in team history, but even more impressive is that he’s one of just two Super Bowl champions enshrined in the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame (Randy White is the other). If that doesn’t epitomize “underrated” I don’t know what does.”
NFL.com selected Garrison Hearst, Frank Gore, Bryant Young and Tom Rathman as San Francisco’s most underrated players.
The overrated list included R.W. McQuarters, Dexter Carter, Kevan Barlow, William Floyd and Montana.
More headlines can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate.
The 49ers current uniforms and 1994 throwback threads advanced to the second round of NFL.com’s “Greatest Uniform” tournament.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee discussed the measures Seattle fans are taking to be even noisier next season.
Colin Kaepernick and Mike Iupati cracked the top 75 of Pro Football Talk’s Top 100 Players list.
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