During his Hall of Fame career, Steve Young put up some great numbers and played in some incredible games. He was the Most Valuable Player of the NFL in 1992 and 1994. He would also be named the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX. He threw a great many touchdown passes during his career, but who were his favorite receivers?
J.J. Stokes caught the fifth most touchdown passes of those that were thrown by Steve Young. He hauled in 13 in total.
In fourth position on the list is tight end Brent Jones who caught 22 touchdown passes from Steve Young.
John Taylor is third on the list with the 23 touchdown passes he caught from Steve Young.
Steve Young’s second favorite receiver, in terms of touchdown passes, was the sometimes controversial Terrell Owens who had 24 touchdown receptions thanks to him.
It should come as no surprise that Jerry Rice sits at the top of this list, with Steve Young having completed 85 touchdown passes to the all time great wide receiver. The amazing part of this is that Steve Young threw 232 touchdown passes during his career, meaning that Jerry Rice caught nearly 37 percent of them.
Steve Young was blessed with playing with some great players during his time with the San Francisco 49ers, and he made the most of it too. Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens, John Taylor, Brent Jones, and J.J. Stokes can verify this for anyone who questions it.