Young's career in photos
Steve Young spent two seasons with the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League.
Young was selected in the first round of the 1984 supplemental draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Young served as backup to future Hall of Famer Joe Montana after being traded to San Francisco in 1987.
Young took over the starting role during the 1991 season when Montana was forced to the sidelines with injury.
Steve Young is the first left-handed quarterback elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Young was elected to seven Pro Bowls.
Aside from being one of the league's most accurate passers, Young was also an elusive runner who gained 4,239 yards and 43 rushing touchdowns in his career.
Young posted a 100 or higher passer rating eight times during his career.
Young earned All-Pro honors four times and earned All-NFC honors three times.
After becoming a starting quarterback in 1991, Young earned four consecutive passing titles.
Steve Young's bronze bust.
's number was retired by the 49ers this weekend.