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Seven (7) QBs who played for the 49ers Started in the Super Bowl

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Posted: 08/11/2014 8:44 AM

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Of course we have Joe Montana and Steve Young.  Can you name the other six (6)?

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Posted: 08/11/2014 11:11 AM

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the other 2 most obvious ones to me are: dilfer and of course, Kap.

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Posted: 08/11/2014 11:13 AM

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and plunkett too, right? i'm out. i'm guessing the others were well before my day.

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Posted: 08/11/2014 1:28 PM

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1. Montana
2. Young
3. Kaepernick
4. Dilfer
5. Plunkett



Two to go.  I know:  2 + 5 = 7 but I screwed up and counted Kap twice.

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Posted: 08/11/2014 2:34 PM

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KezarVet wrote: I know:  2 + 5 = 7 but I screwed up and counted Kap twice.

That's not a screw-up, it might be undervaluing Kap, honestly.
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Posted: 08/11/2014 3:16 PM

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Billy Kilmer started Superbowl VII for the Redskins. Played for the 49ers 61-66
Earl Morral started Superbowl III for the Colts,  Played for the 49ers in 1956.


That should get us to 7.
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Posted: 08/11/2014 4:08 PM

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I believe there were four other former 49er QBs that also suited up for a Super Bowl, although none of these QB ever took a Super Bowl snap. This one's not too hard. Can you name these four QBs?
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Posted: 08/11/2014 4:24 PM

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plannb23 wrote: Billy Kilmer started Superbowl VII for the Redskins. Played for the 49ers 61-66
Earl Morral started Superbowl III for the Colts,  Played for the 49ers in 1956.
Interesting to note that Morrall's primary role for the 49ers in '56 was as a punter, and not as a QB (although he did start a few games in place of Y.A. Title that year. 

Morrall may be the greatest backup QB ever, as he played behind Title, Layne, Tarkenton, Unitas, and Griese during his long career. That's a huge list of Hall of Famers to whom he played 2nd fiddle.
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Posted: 08/11/2014 6:00 PM

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pudding wrote: I believe there were four other former 49er QBs that also suited up for a Super Bowl, although none of these QB ever took a Super Bowl snap. This one's not too hard. Can you name these four QBs?
One would have to be Elvis Grbac (who, I just have to point out, is one of 3 Michigan QBs to suit up in a Super Bowl biggrin). And I'm pretty sure Steve Bono was already on the roster for the prior couple.  Can't recall who the backups were for the first two.
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Posted: 08/11/2014 6:32 PM

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ljlawdog wrote:
pudding wrote: I believe there were four other former 49er QBs that also suited up for a Super Bowl, although none of these QB ever took a Super Bowl snap. This one's not too hard. Can you name these four QBs?
One would have to be Elvis Grbac (who, I just have to point out, is one of 3 Michigan QBs to suit up in a Super Bowl biggrin). And I'm pretty sure Steve Bono was already on the roster for the prior couple.  Can't recall who the backups were for the first two.
There were 4 Cal starters (Rodgers, Kapp, Morton, Ferragamo) although Ferragamo did transfer to Nebraska since he was stuck behind Bartkowski...
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Posted: 08/11/2014 7:00 PM

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Wow you guys are either really old just just googling this stuff. wink

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Last edited 08/11/2014 7:58 PM by higherwarrior

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Posted: 08/11/2014 8:14 PM

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Well, I meant suited up for other teams in the Super Bowl (obviously, there were several backups for the 49ers over their six Super Bowl appearances). tongue
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Posted: 08/11/2014 8:42 PM

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Well, I meant suited up for other teams in the Super Bowl (obviously, there were several backups for the 49ers over their six Super Bowl appearances). tongue

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Well, in that case, the only one I can think of is Steve DeBerg, who I'm pretty sure was on the Falcons' Super Bowl team when he was something like 72 years old (or somewhere thereabouts).
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Posted: 08/12/2014 10:44 AM

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Hah. I forgot about DeBerg. So it's 5 then.

- George Mira: played for 49ers '64-68, backup QB for Miami, Super Bowl VI
- Matt Cavanaugh: played for 49ers '83-85, backup QB for New York, Super Bowl XXV
- Steve Bono: played for 49ers '89-93, backup QB for Green Bay, Super Bowl XXXII
- Steve DeBerg: played for 49ers '78-80, backup QB for Atlanta, Super Bowl XXXIII
- David Carr: played for 49ers '10, backup QB for New York, Super Bowl XLVI
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Posted: 08/12/2014 1:41 PM

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I've got a sixth one actually, although this is with the help of google.  Chris Weinke started one game for the 49ers in '07, backup QB for Carolina in Super Bowl XXXVIII.
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Posted: 08/12/2014 2:11 PM

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I checked that. Weinke was not on the roster and did not suit up for that Super Bowl. He did not play in 2003 or 2004 (not sure if he was on the team or not, but he did not suit up for any games in either season). Rodney Peete and Todd Sauerburn were the primary backups to Delhomme.

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Posted: 08/12/2014 5:11 PM

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Got ya.  I just saw that he played for Carolina from 2001 through 2006, but didn't do the due diligence on whether he was actually on the Super Bowl roster.
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Posted: 08/13/2014 10:03 AM

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I'm glad you guys came up with all the backups, but the question referred to 'STARTED" in the Super Bowl.   Montana, Young, Plunkett, Dilfer, Morrall, Kilmer, Kaepernick...

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Posted: 08/13/2014 10:17 AM

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The starters were all noted (plannb23 got the last two). Thus, I extended the question to backups who also suited up for Super Bowls for teams other than the 49ers, but did not play.
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