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26. John Brodie

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John Brodie
When you think of great San Francisco quarterbacks you would automatically think of Joe Montana and Steve Young.  Prior to them there was a very good one named John Brodie who put up great numbers without the supporting cast that Montana and Young had.


John Brodie was one of the games early gunslingers and most of the time he had to be.  The 49ers of the 1960’s were not a great team, and Brodie was often the main reason his team was competitive. By the time the 70’s rolled around, Brodie had a better team around him and though he was finally playoff bound, the Niners could not get past the Cowboys for three years in a row.  Still, Brodie won the 1970 MVP and was given a more respect around the league.

Because he had to take a lot of chances, John Brodie’s interception rate was fairly high and he finished his career with more picks than touchdown passes.  This could be why he has never been a semi finalist for the Hall and with the San Francisco 49ers reaching great heights in the 80’s, virtually every star before them has been forgotten.  John Brodie deserves better than that.




The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Eligible Since:
1979

Position:
Quarterback

Played for:
San Francisco 49ers

College:
Stanford

Drafted:
1st Round, 3rd Overall in 1957

Major Accolades and Awards:
NFL Most Valuable Player (1) (1970)
Pro Bowl Selections (2) (1965 & 1970)
First Team All Pro Selection (1) (1970)
Most Completions (3) (1965, 1968 & 1970)
Most Attempts (2) (1965 & 1968)
Most Passing Yards (3) (1965, 1968 & 1970)
Most Passing Touchdowns (2) (1965 & 1970)
Most Passing Yards/Game (3) (1965, 1968 & 1970)
Highest Quarterback Rating (1) (1970)
Highest Pass Completion Percentage (3) (1974, 1982 & 1983)

Other Points of Note:
Top Ten Finishes: Passes Completed (12) (1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 & 1971)
Top Ten Finishes: Passes Attempted (11) (1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 & 1971)
Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yards (10) (1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 & 1971)
Top Ten Finishes: Passing Touchdowns (10) (1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 & 1971)
Top Ten Finishes: Passing Rating (10) (1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969 & 1970)
Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yard/Game (9) (1961, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 & 1971)
Top Ten Finishes: Pass Completion Percentage (11) (1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970 & 1971)

Notable All Time Rankings:
23.  Passing Touchdowns: 214
27.  Passes Attempted: 4,491
29.  Passing Yards: 31,548
32.  Passes Completed: 2,469

Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame:
None

Should John Brodie be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 45.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 27.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 18.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 9.1%
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