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Name your all-time favorite 49ers by position

Lets see if things have changed in a year.

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Last year, I put together a list of my favorite 49ers by position and asked you to do the same. There was a massive response from this, and we had a good discussion on who should go where. It’s interesting to see the names that are mentioned given some of our generational differences and some people we may have just heard about a handful of times.

It’s time to reset things, so I ask you: What are your all-time favorite San Francisco 49ers players by position? Since I’m asking the question, I’ll go first.

QB: Joe Montana

RB: Frank Gore

WR: Jerry Rice

TE: George Kittle

OL: Jesse Sapolu

DL: Charles Haley

DB: Ronnie Lott

LB: Patrick Willis

ST: Phil Dawson

There’s no science behind this. We’re not looking for who you think was the best at the position, just personal favorites. For instance, Montana was the first football player I ever heard of and the reason I became a 49ers fan in Boise, Idaho as a kid. Jesse Sapolu is my favorite because I just liked his name at the time. When I was five, I had some interest in his name but not much else. George Kittle has become my favorite tight end because he’s just someone I’d want to have a drink with or play some video games with.

So who are your favorites by position? I’m sure we’re going to see some generational differences in the comments.