Monday, December 29, 2014

Pillars of the NFL: Steve Young

In Patrick McCaskey's Pillars of the NFL: Coaches Who Have Won Three or More Championships he covers the ten greatest NFL coaches of all-time.  Among the pillars is Bill Walsh who coached the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl victories in the 1980s.  Walsh was innovative and called "Genius" by the sports media.

 In Pillars, we describe some of Walsh's key players.  This post examines one of those. 

Steve Young

Steve Young played for Walsh in 1987-1988 and then continued with the 49ers until 1999.  Although he played a backup role to Joe Montana during Walsh’s time, his contribution to Walsh’s 49ers was significant and helped the team make the playoffs.  He is the only left-handed quarterback in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

 See "The Day Dick Butkus Caught a Bobby Douglass Pass for the Win."