Jerry Rice caught passes from a couple Hall of Famers in San Francisco, Joe Montana and Steve Young. Now Rice thinks it’s time for the 49ers to get themselves another quarterback who will one day be in the Hall of Fame.
Rice said today that if the 49ers want to win the Super Bowl, there’s one move that can put them over the top: Sign Peyton Manning.
“I think you go for it,” Rice said, via the Bay Area News Group. “A guy of that talent, you’ve got everything in place. You’ve got a defense that smacks you in the mouth. You just need a little more out of the offense. That’s not knocking what Alex [Smith] did. [Manning] can take you to a whole different level.”
Manning is expected to be released and become an unrestricted free agent by the end of the week, and when that happens Rice believes Manning is going to sign with some team and make that team significantly better.
“If he goes to the Washington Redskins, I guarantee they win 10 games. If he goes to Miami, they win 10 games,” Rice said.
And if Manning goes to a team that was only one game away from the Super Bowl last season, Rice sees no reason to think he can’t follow in Montana and Young’s footsteps and bring another title to San Francisco.