Joe Montana - For his career with the 49ers, Montana completed 2,929 of 4,600 passes for 35,142 yards with 244 touchdowns and 123 interceptions. He had 35 300-yard passing games including 7 in which he threw for over 400 yards. His career totals: 3,409 completions on 5,391 attempts, 273 touchdowns, 139 interceptions, and 40,551 yards passing. He also rushed for 1,676 yards and 20 touchdowns. When Montana retired, his career passer rating was 92.3, the highest all time; he has since been surpassed by his 49er successor Steve Young (96.8), as well as five other players - which now ranks his QB rating at 7th of all-time. Montana also had won 100 games faster than any other quarterback until surpassed by Tom Brady in 2008. His record as a starter was 117-47. His number 16 was retired by the 49ers on December 15, 1997 during halftime of the team's game against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.
Montana holds post-season records for most career touchdown passes (45), games with a passer rating over 100.0 (12) and games with 300+ passing yards (6, tied with Peyton Manning and Kurt Warner), and is second in passing yards (5,772). In his four Super Bowls, Montana completed 83 of 122 passes for 1,142 yards and 11 touchdowns with no interceptions, earning him a passer rating of 127.8. Montana led his team to victory in each game, and is the only player ever to win three Super Bowl MVP awards. He played in eight Pro Bowls. Montana also holds the record for most passing yards on a Monday night game with 458 against the Los Angeles Rams in 1989.