Brock Purdy suffered a UCL injury during the San Francisco 49ers‘ NFC Championship Game appearance.
Throughout the NFL offseason, there have been minor updates about Purdy’s condition, but there are still many unknowns.
The 49ers brought in Sam Darnold early in the offseason, and they have recently signed Brandon Allen, bringing their quarterback count to four, which also includes Trey Lance.
While this might have signaled to some that Purdy won’t play this year, John Lynch’s latest comments might indicate otherwise.
As Lynch recently highlighted in a radio interview, the 12-week mark from Purdy’s injury is rapidly approaching.
Niners GM John Lynch: Brock Purdy on track to "start lobbing a football" in a few weekshttps://t.co/atviMVrhna pic.twitter.com/auUsdN4crI
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) May 5, 2023
For a UCL injury, this is an important milestone, as Purdy can start throwing the football.
Purdy was a big reason for the 49ers’ playoff run, and the team rallied behind the rookie in year one.
Despite the team’s offseason quarterback additions and the fact they still have Lance, the general belief is that the 49ers want Purdy to be their starting quarterback, provided his health.
Purdy not only won over his teammates last season but also the hearts of football fans across the country.
Having a “Mr. Irrelevant” succeed is a great story for the 49ers, and they hope the story continues into the 2023 season.
The 49ers have continued to add weapons to their roster, and are anxiously awaiting Purdy’s shoulder to get back to normal.NEXT: The 49ers Are Signing Another Veteran QB