List of San Francisco 49ers starting quarterbacks

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These quarterbacks have started for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the 49ers.

Starting quarterbacks[edit]

Colin Kaepernick, the current starting quarterback as of Week 13

List of all San Francisco 49ers starting quarterbacks: (The number of games they started during the season is listed to the right in parentheses).

Regular season[edit]

Updated through Week 17 of 2014 Season
Season(s)Quarterback(s)
2014Colin Kaepernick (16)
2013Colin Kaepernick (16)
2012Alex Smith (9) / Colin Kaepernick (7)
2011Alex Smith (16)
2010Alex Smith (10) / Troy Smith (6)
2009Alex Smith (10) / Shaun Hill (6)
2008Shaun Hill (8) / J.T. O'Sullivan (8)
2007Alex Smith (7) / Trent Dilfer (6) / Shaun Hill (2) / Chris Weinke (1)
2006Alex Smith (16)
2005Alex Smith (7) / Tim Rattay (4) / Ken Dorsey (3) / Cody Pickett (2)
2004Tim Rattay (9) / Ken Dorsey (7)
2003Jeff Garcia (13) / Tim Rattay (3)
2002Jeff Garcia (16)
2001Jeff Garcia (16)
2000Jeff Garcia (16)
1999Jeff Garcia (10) / Steve Stenstrom (3) / Steve Young (3)
1998Steve Young (15) / Ty Detmer (1)
1997Steve Young (15) / Jim Druckenmiller (1)
1996Steve Young (12) / Elvis Grbac (4)
1995Steve Young (11) / Elvis Grbac (5)
1994Steve Young (16)
1993Steve Young (16)
1992Steve Young (16)
1991Steve Young (10) / Steve Bono (6)
1990Joe Montana (15) / Steve Young (1)
1989Joe Montana (13) / Steve Young (3)
1988Joe Montana (13) / Steve Young (3)
1987Joe Montana (11) / Steve Young (3) / Bob Gagliano (1)
1986Joe Montana (8) / Jeff Kemp (6) / Mike Moroski (2)
1985Joe Montana (15) / Matt Cavanaugh (1)
1984Joe Montana (15) / Matt Cavanaugh (1)
1983Joe Montana (16)
1982Joe Montana (9)
1981Joe Montana (16)
1980Steve DeBerg (9) / Joe Montana (7)
1979Steve DeBerg (15) / Joe Montana (1)
1978Steve DeBerg (11) / Scott Bull (5)
1977Jim Plunkett (14)
1976Jim Plunkett (12) / Scott Bull (2)
1975Norm Snead (7) / Steve Spurrier (6) / Tom Owen (1)
1974Tom Owen (7) / Joe Reed (4) / Dennis Morrison (2) / Norm Snead (1)
1973John Brodie (6) / Steve Spurrier (5) / Joe Reed (3)
1972Steve Spurrier (9) / John Brodie (5)
1971John Brodie (14)
1970John Brodie (14)
1969John Brodie (10) / Steve Spurrier (4)
1968John Brodie (14)
1967John Brodie (10) / George Mira (2) / Steve Spurrier (2)
1966John Brodie (13) / George Mira (1)
1965John Brodie (13) / George Mira (1)
1964John Brodie (12) / George Mira (2)
1963Lamar McHan (9) / John Brodie (3) / Bob Waters (2)
1962John Brodie (14)
1961John Brodie (14)
1960John Brodie (8) / Y.A. Tittle (4)
1959Y.A. Tittle (10) / John Brodie (2)
1958Y.A. Tittle (6) / John Brodie (6)
1957Y.A. Tittle (11) / John Brodie (1)
1956Y.A. Tittle (8) / Earl Morrall (4)
1955Y.A. Tittle (12)
1954Y.A. Tittle (12)
1953Y.A. Tittle (10) / Jim Powers (2)
1952Frankie Albert (7) / Y.A. Tittle (5)
1951Frankie Albert (11) / Y.A. Tittle (1)
1950Frankie Albert (12)
1949Frankie Albert
1948Frankie Albert
1947Frankie Albert
1946Frankie Albert

Post-season[edit]

In the NFL era (since 1950 season)

SeasonQuarterback(s)
1957Y.A. Tittle (0-1)
1970John Brodie (1-1)
1971John Brodie (1-1)
1972John Brodie (0-1)
1981Joe Montana (3-0)
1983Joe Montana (1-1)
1984Joe Montana (3-0)
1985Joe Montana (0-1)
1986Joe Montana (0-1)
1987Joe Montana (0-1)
1988Joe Montana (3-0)
1989Joe Montana (3-0)
1990Joe Montana (1-1)
1992Steve Young (1-1)
1993Steve Young (1-1)
1994Steve Young (3-0)
1995Steve Young (0-1)
1996Steve Young (1-1)
1997Steve Young (1-1)
1998Steve Young (1-1)
2001Jeff Garcia (0-1)
2002Jeff Garcia (1-1)
2011Alex Smith (1-1)
2012Colin Kaepernick (2-1)
2013Colin Kaepernick (2-1)

Most games as starting quarterback[edit]

These quarterbacks have the most starts for the 49ers in regular season games in the NFL era (since 1950 season).

Name
GPGames played
GSGames started
WNumber of wins as starting quarterback
LNumber of losses as starting quarterback
TNumber of ties as starting quarterback
PctWinning Percentage as starting quarterback
NamePeriodGPGSWLT %
Brodie, John1957-197320115974778.491
Montana, Joe1979-199216713910039-.719
Young, Steve1987-19991501249133-.734
Tittle, Y.A.1951-19601127946312.595
Smith, Alex2005-2012807538361.513
Garcia, Jeff1999-200374713536-.493

Team career passing records[edit]

In the NFL era (since 1950 season)

NameCompAtt %YdsTDInt
Montana, Joe2,9294,60063.7%35,124244123
Brodie, John2,4694,49155.0%31,548214224
Young, Steve2,4003,64865.8%29,90722186
Garcia, Jeff1,4492,36061.4%16,40811356
Smith, Alex1,2902,17759.3%14,2808163
Tittle, Y.A.1,2262,19455.9%16,016108134

See also[edit]

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