John Brodie was selected 3rd overall in the 1957 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He landed the starting quarterback job in 1961 and thrived in that role until his retirement in 1973. In 1970, Brodie stood out as one of the best, leading the NFL with 24 touchdown passes and earning the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award. The 2-time Pro Bowl selection ranked third in career passing yards when he retired in 1973. Brodie is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, and his jersey #12 has been retired by the 49ers. Gene Washington, John Brodie's favorite passing target, starred for the San Francisco 49ers from 1969-1977. A first-round draft pick in the 1969 NFL Draft out of Stanford, Washington was an All-American for the Cardinal. The 4-time Pro Bowl selection, had nearly 7,000 career receiving yards with 60 touchdowns during his NFL career. Off the field, he starred in a number of films and television shows and later was a sportscaster. Washington also served as the NFL’s Director of Football Operations. This San Francisco replica Riddell mini helmet has been hand signed by both John Brodie and Gene Washington. Each autograph is guaranteed authentic, and includes an individually numbered TRISTAR Authentic hologram.