It was during his 16-season stint with the 49ers that he became a three-time Super Bowl champion, two-time Offensive Player of the Year, and Super Bowl XXIII Most Valuable Player.
Rice also achieved his 10 First-Team All-Pro and 12 Pro Bowl selections in San Francisco.
He could have been a 49er for life, but he eventually joined the then-Oakland Raiders in 2001.
He retired in 2004 playing for the Seattle Seahawks after he got traded for a conditional seventh-round pick.
The Mississippi native was already 42 years old when he joined the Seahawks.
However, he was still making plays for the team and had one more crack at the playoffs.
His longevity is a testament to how he took care of his body throughout his 20 NFL seasons.
Jerry Rice was still making plays at 42 years old…for the Seahawks. pic.twitter.com/GztCnDedH4
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) February 21, 2022
After seeing that tweet by NFL on CBS, it’s surreal to see Rice in another uniform.
A Short Stint In Seattle
It’s like he was playing football in an alternate universe.
But he could still make fantastic catches in his brief stint with Seattle.
His first highlight on the video above was against two defenders.
He caught another pass for a big gain before getting tackled by the Miami Dolphins’ Sam Madison.
Yet his most impressive catch was a one-handed touchdown grab against cornerback Terrell Buckley.
The Seahawks finished the regular season with a 9-7 record to win the NFC West.
Unfortunately, they lost to the then-St. Louis Rams in the Wild Card round, 27-20.
Rice ended up having 25 receptions on 49 targets for 362 yards and three touchdowns for the Seahawks.
He finished his career with an astonishing 22,895 receiving yards, 1,549 receptions, and 197 touchdowns.