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November 30, 2012
Photo gallery: 49ers' starting quarterbacks since Joe Montana left

The 49ers traditionally are known to feature great quarterbacks. Topping the list are glowing names such as Joe Montana and Steve Young, heirs to a position made glamorous by Y.A. Tittle and John Brodie, and even Frankie Albert in the 1950s. Jeff Garcia filled the position capably after Young's departure, but transition from Garcia to the regime of Alex Smith and current favorite Colin Kaepernick was filled with lesser quarterbacking lights. Here's a collection of photos of every quarterback to start for the 49ers since Montana's final season with the 49ers in 1990.

Photo gallery: 49ers starting quarterbacks since Joe Montana's days



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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